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Björn Ahlgrensson, Artist
  • TitleBjörn Ahlgrensson, Artist
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 81 x 59 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 85 x 65 x 4 cm
  • DatingSigned 1899
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Aron Gerle, Swedish, born 1860, dead 1930
  • Depicted PersonBjörn Ahlgrenson, Swedish, born 1872, dead 1918
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 2056
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1917
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Aron Gerle and och Björn Ahlgrensson became friends while they were studying at the Artist Association’s school in Stockholm. They both frequently painted twilight motifs of different kinds. Gerle’s portrait of Ahlgrensson depicts a thoughtful young man with an expression verging on the melancholic. This was probably how Gerle intended to portray him to allow his image to reflect the atmosphere in his art.