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Anna Nordgren, 1847-1916

Nationality: Swedish
Date of Birth: 1847.05.13
Place of Birth: Mariestad
Date of Death: 1916.09.10
Place of Death: Skara, Sweden

Identity:

Anna Nordgren was a figure and landscape painter.

Life:

Nordgren was active as an exhibitor between 1885 and 1901, showing at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Society of Women Artists, New Gallery, New English Art Club and Society of British Artists, a society which elected JW its President in 1886. She also exhibited outside London at the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Nordgren was amongst those proposed invitees to a dinner organised by W. C. Symons to congratulate JW on becoming an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, a dinner which was to be held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May 1889 (#00631).

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Painters, Woodbridge, 1971; Johnson, J. and A. Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.