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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.

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August Strindberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
August Strindberg Sunset over the Sea, Coastal Landscape II, The Town 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 ...more

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

Bengt Nordenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Bengt Nordenberg Dead Stag 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 ...more

Marcus Larson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Marcus Larson Vattenfall i Småland 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 ...more

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

Claes Oldenburg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Claes Oldenburg Moon Museum, Chiat/Day Office Building, Bedroom Ensemble 2/3 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 ...more

Caroline af Ugglas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Caroline af Ugglas KNACKA PÅ, SPÖKNÄSA, HÄNGA TVÄTT 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 ...more

Per Hüttner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Per Hüttner 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
Kristina Söderbaum Beata Margareta Kristina Söderbaum was a Swedish-born German film actress, producer, and photographer. She is most known for her roles in Nazi-era films.

Anders Zorn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Anders Zorn Isabella Stewart Gardner in Venice, Self-Portrait in Red, Mrs. Potter Palmer Anders Leonard Zorn was one of Sweden’s foremost artists. He obtained international success as a painter, sculptor and printmaker in etching.

Lennart Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Lennart Nilsson 1996 World Press Photo Award for Science & Technology winning portfolio, The winning sperm Lennart Nilsson is a Swedish photographer and scientist. He is noted for his photographs of in vivo human embryos and other medical subjects once considered unphotographable, and more generally ...more

August Jernberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
August Jernberg August Jernberg was a Swedish artist who emigrated to Germany. He was mainly painter of portraits in his early years; he also painted historical and biblical pictures. In the 1860s he became a ...more

Carl Larsson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Carl Larsson Gustav Vasas intåg i Stockholm 1523, Midvinterblot Carl Larsson was a Swedish painter representative of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His many paintings include oils, watercolors, and frescoes. He considered his finest work to be Midvinterblot, ...more

Folke Heybroek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Folke Heybroek Folke Heybroek was a Dutch expressionist artist, monumental sculptor, illustrator, textile designer and stained-glass designer who spent his professional life in Sweden where his monumental ...more

John Bauer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
John Bauer Among Gnomes and Trolls, Den helige Martin John Albert Bauer was a Swedish painter and illustrator. His work is concerned with landscape and mythology, but he also composed portraits. He is best known for his illustrations of early ...more

Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller was a Swedish painter whose notable works include Danaë receiving Jupiter in a Shower of Gold. Wertmüller was born in Stockholm and studied art at home ...more

Sigrid Hjertén is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Sigrid Hjertén Sigrid Hjertén, was a Swedish modernist painter. Hjertén is considered a major figure in Swedish modernism. Periodically she was highly productive and participated in 106 ...more

Annika Larsson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Annika Larsson Annika Larsson is a contemporary artist living in Berlin. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm. Since the late 1990s, Annika has produced ...more

Bruno Liljefors is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Bruno Liljefors Weasel with Chaffinch, Partridge with Daisies, Beagle and Fox Bruno Andreas Liljefors was a Swedish artist, the most important and probably the most influential wildlife painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He also drew some ...more

Oscar Reutersvärd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Oscar Reutersvärd Oscar Reutersvärd, widely acknowledged as "the father of the impossible figure", was a Swedish graphic artist who in 1934 pioneered the art of 3D drawings which may initially ...more

Victor Hasselblad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Victor Hasselblad Victor Hasselblad was a Swedish inventor and photographer, known for inventing the Hasselblad 6x6 cm medium format camera.

Carl Gustaf Hellqvist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Carl Gustaf Hellqvist Valdemar Atterdag holding Visby to ransom, 1361 Carl Gustaf Hellqvist was one of Sweden's most popular historical painters in the 19th century. He was born in 1851 in Kungsör, between Arboga and Eskilstuna at Lake Mälaren, Sweden, ...more

Ernst Josephson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Ernst Josephson Ernst Josephson was a Swedish painter from a prominent Jewish family, whose main work was done on portraits and paintings of folk life. He did his art studies in Italy, France and the ...more

Kristian Wåhlin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Kristian Wåhlin Kristian Wåhlin is a Swedish musician, graphic designer, and album cover artist for many bands in the extreme metal scene worldwide. He is often credited under his pseudonym, Necrolord. ...more

Carl Milles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Carl Milles Angel, The Small Triton Fountain Carl Milles was a Swedish sculptor. He was married to artist Olga Milles and brother to Ruth Milles and half brother to the architect Evert Milles. Carl Milles sculpted the Poseidon statue in ...more

August Malmström is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
August Malmström Johan August Malmström was a Swedish painter. As an artist, he was known for his country motives often featuring children. His most widely recognized work is Grindslanten, featuring a ...more

Alexander Roslin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Alexander Roslin Alexander Roslin was a Swedish portrait painter who worked in Scania, Bayreuth, Paris, Italy, and St. Petersburg, primarily for members of aristocratic families. He combined insightful ...more

Johanna Billing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Johanna Billing Johanna Billing is a conceptual artist from Sweden, working mainly with video. She is best known for the works "You Don't Love Me Yet" and "Magical World". She deals with ...more

Pehr Hilleström is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Pehr Hilleström Pehr Hilleström, was a Swedish artist and from 1794 a professor at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. He became its director in 1810.

Lennart Rodhe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Lennart Rodhe Lennart Rodhe was a Swedish artist, painter and printmaker. Lennart Rodhe enrolled as a student in 1934 at Edward Berggrens studio at Tekniska skolan in Stockholm, and studied under Peter ...more

Kilian Zoll is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Kilian Zoll Kilian Christoffer Zoll was a Swedish artist. He belonged to the Düsseldorf school of painting and painted genre pictures, landscape, portraits, children and altarpieces.

Waldemar Sjölander is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Waldemar Sjölander Gustav Waldemar Sjölander Johnson was a Swedish painter, printmaker and sculptor, who developed most of his career in Mexico. He immigrated to the country just after World War II, after ...more

Klara Lidén is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Klara Lidén Klara Lidén is a contemporary artist. She currently lives and works in Berlin and New York City. Lidén is known for her installations and videos that respond to specific

Fanny Brate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Fanny Brate Namnsdag Fanny Ingeborg Matilda Brate, nee Ekbom, was a Swedish painter. Fanny Brate's paintings influenced Carl Larsson, and her work is seen as the inspiration for his watercolors of idyllic family

Nils Kreuger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Nils Kreuger Nils Edvard Kreuger was a Swedish painter. After studying at the Perséus school of painting, Nils Kreuger came to Paris in 1881. Under the influence of the French plein air style of ...more

Anna Maria Hilfeling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Anna Maria Hilfeling Anna Maria Hilfening, née Lange, was a Swedish artist, a portrait miniaturist. She was born in Stockholm, the daughter of a book-keeper. She displayed talent in drawing as a child and was ...more

Carl d'Unker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Carl d'Unker Carl Henning Lutzow d'Unker was a Swedish artist. He was mostly known as a socially oriented genre painter whose works depicted contemporary subjects, such as waiting rooms at railway stations ...more

Sune Jonsson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Sune Jonsson Olov Sune Jonsson was a Swedish documentary photographer and writer. Jonsson was born in Nyåker outside Nordmaling in the province of Västerbotten, Sweden. After studying folklore and ...more

Caleb Althin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Caleb Althin Althin Caleb, was a Swedish painter, illustrator and art teacher. Althin studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm 1885-1894, with the exception of some years abroad studying ...more

Isaac Grünewald is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Isaac Grünewald Isaac Grünewald was a Swedish-Jewish expressionist painter born in Stockholm. He was the leading and central name in the first generation of Swedish modernists from 1910 up until his death ...more

Ivar Arosenius is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Ivar Arosenius Ivar Axel Henrik Arosenius, was a Swedish painter and author of picture books. In the latter capacity he is most noted for the book Kattresan, which was published after his death. He lived in ...more

Astri Taube is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Astri Taube Astrid "Astri" Linnéa Matilda Taube, née Bergman was a Swedish sculptor and artist known for her child portraits and sculptures in public venues. She was married to the

Carl Trägårdh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Carl Trägårdh Carl Ludvig Trägårdh was a Swedish painter. Trägårdh studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm 1881-1883, in Karlsruhe 1883-84, and Munich until 1885. He ...more

Torsten Andersson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Torsten Andersson Otto Torsten Andersson was a Swedish modernist painter, best known for his theme of the realistic depiction of abstract sculptures, and two-dimensional exploration of three-dimensional objects, ...more

Leif Elggren is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Leif Elggren Leif Elggren, is a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm. Active since the late 1970s, Leif Elggren has become one of the most constantly surprising conceptual artists to work in the ...more

Gustavus Hesselius is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Gustavus Hesselius Gustavus Hesselius was a Swedish born painter who emigrated to the New World in 1711. He was the father of painter John Hesselius and cousin of the religious leader Emanuel Swedenborg.

Olaf Bjorkman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Olaf Bjorkman Olaf Bjorkman (1887, Stockholm - 1946, New York City) was a Swedish-born American painter and sculptor.

Pehr Hörberg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Pehr Hörberg Pehr Hörberg was born January 31, 1746 in Virestad parish in Småland, Sweden and died January 24, 1816 in Risinge in Östergötland, Sweden, was a Swedish artist, painter and ...more

Ann-Sofi Sidén is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Ann-Sofi Sidén Ann-Sofi Sidén is a contemporarty Swedish artist. She had a traditional education and started out as a painter. She expanded into other mediums, including video, film, performance and ...more

Robert Thegerström is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Artists from Sweden
Robert Thegerström Robert Thegerström was a Swedish painter. He studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm and then moved to France where he painted portraits and landscapes under the influence ...more