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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. You might also be interested in famous artists from Norway and famous artists from Denmark. 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 August Strindberg and Marcus Larson.

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.

August Strindberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Sunset over the Sea, Coastal Landscape II, The Town
Johan August Strindberg (; Swedish: [ˈoːɡɵst ²strɪnːdbærj] (listen); 22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer ...more

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Annika Aschberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Annika Aschberg
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Bengt Nordenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Bengt Nordenberg
Dead Stag
Bengt Nordenberg (April 22, 1822 – December 18, 1902) was a Swedish artist. He belonged to the Düsseldorf school of painting and is best known for his genre paintings with everyday life ...more
Marcus Larson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Marcus Larson
Vattenfall i Småland
Simeon Marcus Larson (5 January 1825 – 25 January 1864) was a Swedish landscape painter from Åtvidaberg, Östergötland. He has been recognized as "one of Sweden's foremost ...more
Peter Weiss is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Peter Ulrich Weiss (8 November 1916 – 10 May 1982) was a German writer, painter, graphic artist, and experimental filmmaker of adopted Swedish nationality. He is particularly known for his plays ...more
Claes Oldenburg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Moon Museum, Chiat/Day Office Building, Bedroom Ensemble 2/3
Claes Oldenburg (born January 28, 1929) is an American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is ...more
Caroline af Ugglas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
KNACKA PÅ, SPÖKNÄSA, HÄNGA TVÄTT
Caroline Thérese af Ugglas Liljedahl (born 7 April 1972) is a Swedish singer, artist and chorister.Af Ugglas created the format for a televised choir contest, which was picked up by NBC ...more
Per Hüttner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
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 ...more
Kristina Söderbaum ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Beata Margareta Kristina Söderbaum (5 September 1912 – 12 February 2001) was a Swedish-born German film actress, producer, and photographer. She is most known for her roles in National ...more
Lennart Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
1996 World Press Photo Award for Science & Technology winning portfolio, The winning sperm
Lennart Nilsson (24 August 1922 – 28 January 2017) was a Swedish photographer and scientist. He was noted for his photographs of human embryos and other medical subjects once considered ...more
August Jernberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
August Jernberg
August Jernberg (16 September 1826 – 22 June 1896) was a Swedish artist. He was a member of the Düsseldorf school of painting.
Carl Larsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Carl Larsson
Gustav Vasas intåg i Stockholm 1523, Midvinterblot
Carl Olof Larsson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːɭ ˈlɑːʂɔn] (listen); 28 May 1853 – 22 January 1919) was a Swedish painter representative of the Arts and Crafts movement. His many paintings ...more
Folke Heybroek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Folke Heybroek
Folke Heybroek (1913–1983) was a Dutch expressionist artist, monumental sculptor, illustrator, textile designer and stained-glass designer who spent his professional life in Sweden where his ...more
John Bauer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Among Gnomes and Trolls, Den helige Martin
John Bauer may refer to: John Bauer (illustrator) (1882–1918), Swedish painter and illustrator John Bauer (potter), South African ceramicist and artist John Bauer (American painter), artist ...more
Adolf Ulrik Wertmül... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller (February 18, 1751 — October 5, 1811) was a Swedish painter whose notable works include Danaë receiving Jupiter in a Shower of Gold. Wertmüller was born in ...more
Sigrid Hjertén is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Sigrid Hjertén
Sigrid Hjertén (27 October 1885 – 24 March 1948), was a Swedish modernist painter. Hjertén is considered a major figure in Swedish modernism. Periodically she was highly productive ...more
Annika Larsson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Annika Larsson is a contemporary artist. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm.In an interview with the Independent newspaper she said, ...more
Bruno Liljefors is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Bruno Liljefors
Weasel with Chaffinch, Partridge with Daisies, Beagle and Fox
Bruno Andreas Liljefors (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbrʉːnʊ ²lɪlːjɛˌfɔʂ] (listen); 14 May 1860 – 18 December 1939) was a Swedish artist. He is perhaps best known for his nature and animal ...more
Oscar Reutersvärd ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Oscar Reutersvärd
Oscar Reutersvärd (29 November 1915 – 2 February 2002) was a Swedish graphic artist, who in 1934 pioneered the art of 3D drawings that may initially appear feasible, yet cannot be ...more
Victor Hasselblad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Victor Hasselblad
Victor Hasselblad (8 March 1906 – 5 August 1978) was a Swedish inventor and photographer, known for inventing the Hasselblad 6x6 cm medium format camera.
Carl Gustaf Hellqvist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Carl Gustaf Hellqvist
Valdemar Atterdag holding Visby to ransom, 1361
Carl Gustaf Hellqvist (15 December 1851 – 19 November 1890) was one of Sweden's most popular historical painters in the 19th century.
Ernst Josephson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Ernst Josephson
Ernst Abraham Josephson (1851-1906) was a Swedish painter and poet. He specialized in portraits, genre scenes of folklife and folklore.
Kristian Wåhlin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Kristian Wåhlin (born 1971 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish musician, graphic designer, and album cover artist for many bands in the extreme metal scene worldwide. He is often credited ...more
Carl Milles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Carl Milles
Angel, The Small Triton Fountain
Carl Milles (Swedish pronunciation: [kɑːɭ ²mɪlːɛs] (listen); 23 June 1875 – 19 September 1955) was a Swedish sculptor. He was married to artist Olga Milles and brother to Ruth Milles and ...more
August Malmström is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
August Malmström
Johan August Malmström (14 October 1829 – 18 October 1901) was a Swedish painter. As an artist, he was known for his country motives often featuring children. His most widely recognized ...more