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Anders Zorn's watercolor, “Clarence Barker” will be featured in a major retrospective of his art, “Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter” at the National Academy in New York City.

Happy Birthday Anders Zorn!

Sun, Feb 9th, 2014


Next Tuesday will be Anders Zorn's birthday! Born 154 years ago in the small rural town of Mora, Sweden on February 18, 1860, he is considered to be Sweden's greatest artist and national treasure. Early in his career, Zorn worked mainly in watercolor and few artists rival his accomplishments in the medium. Not only was he great in watercolor, but he was skilled in other disciplines including oils, sculpture, drawing and etching.

Zorn with his huge personality achieved financial success as a portrait painter. He traveled and painted throughout the world including Paris, London, Madrid, Venice, Istanbul and Algiers. He charmed and painted the portraits of wealthy Europeans, aristocrats and three U.S. Presidents. He is also remembered for his scenes of everyday life, nudes of zaftig women and his amazing renditions of water.

Not well known in the United States, I first heard of Zorn fifteen years ago from a friend and I was astonished that I never heard of him before! I mentioned his name in my watercolor class and a student who was visiting from Sweden lit up with pride as we talked about his paintings.

In the past, I've enjoyed seeing a small sampling of Zorn's art at the Gardener Museum and the Museum Fine Arts Boston. But, my exposure to his larger body of work has been limited to books so I was thrilled to hear that a major retrospective of nearly 100 paintings will be held at the National Academy in New York City later this month. I am particularly looking forward to seeing his watercolor, "Clarence Barker." The pinstripe pattern and shadows in Barker's suit adds bulk and volume to the man's form. I'm a dog lover so I can really appreciate the story that the animal lends to the picture. I've seen the sketch for his watercolor, "Summer Vacation" in a book and I remember thinking how skillfully he painted the glare on the water. The picture actually hurt my eyes to look at it - wondering if it will convey the same feeling in person?

"Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter" will open on February 27 and continue through May 18, 2014. The National Academy Museum & School is located at 1083 Fifth Avenue (Fifth Avenue and 89th Street), New York, NY 10128. Click here to visit the National Academy's website for more information.

Be sure to mark your calendar, it's a show not to miss!