Boberg, Anna

1864 - 1935

Sweden

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Boberg, Anna

Written by:  Lisbeth Larsson

Anna Boberg wrote her autobiography Envar sitt ödes lekboll, published in 1934. She found her motifs and style as a painter during a journey to Lofoten in 1901. She was a self-taught artist and was married to Ferdinand Boberg, who, like her father, was an architect and one of the men who built modern Sweden at the turn of the century.

Before Anna Boberg made her breakthrough as a landscape painter specialising in large-scale winter landscapes of northern Norway, she designed handicraft and tapestry patterns as well as porcelain in exquisite Art Nouveau style.

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