Anders Leonard Zorn ( 1860 – 1920 ) was one of Sweden’s most prominent artists, with international success as a painter, sculptor and printmaker ( etching ).
Excelling in portraiture paintings, the artist’s subjects including three of American Presidents, Grover Cleveland, William H. Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.
The first half of the book explores Anders Zorn’s artistic career both in America and Europe, and his associations and engagements with other prominent artists during his time, including the Post-Impressionists. The 2nd half of the book is dedicated purely to beautifully reproduced plates of his paintings, some of which are shown here.
I must profess to knowing nothing of the artist’s work ( indeed, he was never covered in any of my art history lessons ) and my exposure was purely by a chance browsing of this book at a store, but I very quickly fell in love with his portraits and style of painting, at times reminding me of Sargent.
This book is a splendid collection of his paintings, wonderfully reproduced on print and comes highly recommended.
“Anders Zorn – Sweden’s Master Painter″ art book details :
– Dimensions – 9.4 x 1.1 x 12.4 inches
– Hard cover, 224 pages
– Full color
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