Tallberg, Axel (1860-1928)

Tallberg, Axel (1860-1928)

Swedish artist, Axel Tallberg (1860-1928), was best known for his etchings. He's also recognised as one of the more important figures in the development of etching in Sweden and taught at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. His portrait subjects include Leo Tolstoy and Theodore Roosevelt.

1860

Born in Gävle, Sweden to Carl Erik Tallberg and his Kristina Johansson.

1878

Admitted to the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm.

1883

Studied in Düsseldorf to master his landscape painting, particularly in watercolours.

Travelled to Italy, France, Spain, North Africa and Germany.

1889-1895

Lived in Burnham, England, and worked alongside other Swedish etchers.

1893

The Beer Drinker.

Axel Tallberg

1895

Began teaching at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.

1902

Became a correspondent for English art magazine, The Studio.

1909-1926

Taught at the Academy's new School of Etching becoming a professor in 1919.

1926

Died in Solna, Sweden.

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