Forssell, Victor Reinhold (1846-1931)

Forssell, Victor Reinhold (1846-1931)
Forssell, Victor Reinhold (1846-1931)

Swedish artist Victor Reinhold Forssell is predominantly known for his naturalistic plein-air views, which capture the gentle nuances of his homeland with careful observation. Studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he was considered one of Sweden’s most promising landscape painters during his formative years. His works are held in several public collections.


Royal Swedish Academy.

Public Collections

National Museum in Stockholm, Norrköping Art Museum and Gothenburg Art Museum.



Born in Sala, Sweden to Beata Forssell.


Enrolled at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. Studied under Johan Edvard Bergh and Per Daniel Holm.


Upon leaving the Academy, Forsell was lauded as one of the brightest emerging landscape painters in Sweden.


Undertook study trips to Düsseldorf, Paris, Brussels, London and Antwerp.

Spent numerous summers in Gotland with the artist Per Ekström.


Elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.

C. 1890

Travelled to Denmark, Norway, England and Scotland.


Contracted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to teach painting. Classes were held outdoors in various locations around Stockholm.


Purchased a small estate in Nacka, Sweden.

C. 1920

Suffered a serious fall which left him unable to walk without crutches.


Died in Nacka, Sweden.

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