Olof Arenius

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Olof Arenius (16 December 1701 – 5 May 1766) was a Swedish portrait painter.


Arenius, the son of a minister in Upland, was born in 1701. He studied under David von Krafft, and then went to the Netherlands to study the old masters. His portraits and miniatures in oil are much esteemed, and are to be found in all the public galleries, as well as in the best private collections, in Sweden. Many of them have been engraved. He died at Stockholm in 1766.


This article incorporates text from the article "ARENIUS, Olov" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.