From the Collection: Anders Zorn and Etching

John Singer Sargent’s competitor Anders Leonard Zorn and the woman behind the man!

Milwaukee Art Museum Blog

The current exhibition in the European works on paper rotation space (on view until July 31) isAnders Zorn: Sweden’s Painter-EtcherFeaturing all 18 prints in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s collection by Zorn, the exhibition is the first time ever that they have been on view at the same time.  This is the first in a series of posts focusing on the exhibition.

Anders Leonard Zorn (Swedish, 1860–1920), Zorn and his Wife, 1890. Etching, possibly drypoint, and graphite. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gertrude Nunnemacher Schuchardt Collection, presented by William H. Schuchardt M1924.141. Photo credit: John R. Glembin Anders Leonard Zorn (Swedish, 1860–1920), Zorn and his Wife, 1890. Etching, possibly drypoint, and graphite. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gertrude Nunnemacher Schuchardt Collection, presented by William H. Schuchardt M1924.141. Photo credit: John R. Glembin

Did you know that Anders Zorn might be the most famous artist you’ve never heard of?

During his career, which spanned about 20 years before and 20 years after 1900, Zorn was in high demand for painted portrait commissions in Europe and in the U.S.  In fact, he was in direct competition with John…

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. You are right – I’d never heard of him

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  2. Cecile says:

    Fascinating!! What an amazing artist he was. Not too long ago I attended a lecture about John Singer Sargent – but I, too, had never heard of Zorn.
    Thank you so very much for sharing this!! ; o )

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    1. My best friend growing up was related through her grandmother to John Singer Sargent. If I remember correctly she held a grudge against him for not leaving her money or something.

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      1. Cecile says:

        Well – how about THAT?!! ; O )

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  3. Luanne says:

    I did not know that, but thank you for sharing the info about Zorn. Happy Memorial Day!

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