Ernst Josephson

Ernst Josephson

Birth
Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Death 22 Nov 1906 (aged 55)
Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Burial Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Plot Jewish section
Memorial ID 14965830 · View Source
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Painter. He studied at the Academy of Arts in Stockholm, and in Paris and the Netherlands. As an ambitious young artist he declared, "I will be Sweden´s Rembrandt, or die". In 1876 he received a Royal Medal for his painting "Sten Sture d.ä. befriar Drottning Kristina av Danmark". For most of his life he suffered from schizophrenia but continued to paint, greatly influenced by fairy tales and myths. Josephson is also considered one of Sweden's greatest portrait painters. Two of his most recognized works are "Strömkarlen" (Näcken) and "Gåsalisa". In 1889 he was honoured with a Silver Medal at the World Exhibition in Paris. He also wrote the poetry collections "Svarta Rosor" (1888) and "Gula Rosor" (1896).

Bio by: Peter Robsahm


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernst Josephson (16 Apr 1851–22 Nov 1906), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14965830, citing Norra Begravningsplatsen, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .