Famous Artists from Sweden

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List of the most popular artists from Sweden, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Swedish artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Swedish artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, like Olaf Bjorkman and J. Tobias Anderson.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Sweden?" and "Who are the most well-known Swedish artists?"

For further information on these historic Swedish artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Swedish artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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    August Strindberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
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    Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over 60 plays and more than 30 works of fiction, autobiography, history, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Annika Aschberg

    Annika Aschberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
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    Annika Aschberg is an actress. more

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    • Birthplace: Sweden, Österhaninge
    • Nationality: Sweden
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    Bengt Nordenberg

    Bengt Nordenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
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    Bengt Nordenberg was a Swedish artist who belonged to the Düsseldorf school of painting. He is best known for his genre paintings with everyday life scenes from the Dalarna, Skåne and Blekinge areas of Sweden. However, he moved to Düsseldorf, Germany in the 1850s, working with other painters. Nordenberg ...more

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    • Birthplace: Jämshög, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Marcus Larson

    Marcus Larson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
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    Simeon Marcus Larson was a Swedish landscape painter from Åtvidaberg, Östergötland. He has been recognized as "one of Sweden's foremost 19th-century painters" and labeled as "the most outstanding of the Swedish Düsseldorf painters." His paintings were known for being dramatic and primarily depicted ...more

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    • Birthplace: Åtvidaberg, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
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    Peter Weiss is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
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    Peter Weiss was a writer, painter, graphic artist and filmmaker. more

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    • Birthplace: Babelsberg, Germany
    • Nationality: Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
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    Claes Oldenburg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
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    Claes Oldenburg is an American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, who ...more

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    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Caroline af Ugglas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
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    Caroline Thérese af Ugglas Liljedahl is a Swedish singer, artist and chorister. Af Ugglas created the format for a televised choir contest, which was picked up by NBC in the United States as the show Clash of the Choirs, and by the Seven Network in Australia as Battle of the Choirs. more

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    • Birthplace: Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
    • Art Forms: Mixed media
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    Per Hüttner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
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    Per Hüttner is a Swedish visual artist who lives and works in Paris, France. He graduated from Konsthögskolan in Stockholm 1993. He also studied at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin 1991-1992. He is mostly known for his photographic work and for his interactive, changing and travelling exhibition ...more

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    • Birthplace: Oskarshamn, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden, France, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Photography, Installation art, Drawing
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