Oskar Anderson (painter)

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Oskar Leonard Anderson

Oskar Leonard Anderson (born December 6,  1836 in Stockholm ; † June 26, 1868 there ) was a Swedish history and animal painter , draftsman and lithographer .


Anderson, son of the Swedish bodyguard and tailor Johan Anderson and his wife Brita Charlotta Langevall, had to make a living at the age of 13 because of the early death of his father. He trained as a lithographer and worked in this profession from 1849 to 1853. From 1853 to 1855 he attended the Stockholm Art Academy , where he made a name for himself in history painting with equestrian paintings and at an exhibition in 1864 for the painting Gustav II Adolf was honored with the royal medal in the battle of Meve (Gustav II Adolf i slaget vid Mewe) . With a travel grant, Anderson went to Düsseldorf , the center of the Düsseldorf School of Painting . Between 1864 and 1868 he took private lessons there from Wilhelm Camphausen . In particular, he deepened horse painting, which became his specialty. The lithographs that he published in 1867 under the title Studier af hästar och hundar (studies of horses and dogs) are of particular importance . In 1868 he was accepted as Agré in the Stockholm Art Academy. In the same year he passed away by suicide .


Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Bettina Baumgärtel , Sabine Schroyen, Lydia Immerheiser, Sabine Teichgröb: Directory of foreign artists. Nationality, residence and studies in Düsseldorf . In: Bettina Baumgärtel (Hrsg.): The Düsseldorf School of Painting and its international impact 1819–1918 . Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg 2011, ISBN 978-3-86568-702-9 , Volume 1, p. 425