Anders Leonard Zorn

Swedish, 1860-1920

Notable painter and printmaker Anders Zorn came from humble beginnings to reach great heights as a distinguished member of European and American high society. He was born out of wedlock to a Swedish mother but found success in America during a visit to the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. It was these lasting relationships that would allow the young artist entry into the world of America’s elite and secure him a position in American art history.

His highly regarded status in the art community was the result of both national recognition for his art and his designation as beloved artist by all. His popularity continued through the 1950s, regained momentum in the 1970s, and has remained securely positioned in today’s market. With representational works in numerous museums and public collections, Anders Zorn’s reputation as an important nineteenth century painter and printmaker remains evident.