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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 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 was a writer, painter, graphic artist and filmmaker.
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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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 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 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