Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Bruno Liljefors (1860-1939)
Bruno Liljefors was born in 1860 in Uppsala, Sweden and died in 1939. As a young man, Bruno listened to the many stories of hunters who visited his father's gunpowder shop. He studied and sketched the birds and animals which he killed. After his formal training at the Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm, he studied informally in Germany and France. In Paris, Liljefors was introduced to Impressionism and Japanese art. For most of his life, the artist lived in relative isolation in Sweden. Around the turn of the century, Liljefors' patrons included Swedish businessman Ernest Thiel and the Swedish Crown Prince Eugene. A major exhibition and sale of the artist's paintings in 1906 left him financially secure for life.
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