Hildegard Thorell

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Hildegard Thorell
Hildegard Catharina Thorell (Bergendal) - from Svenskt Porträttgalleri XX.png
Born Hildegard Katarina Bergendal
(1850-05-22)22 May 1850
Nykroppa, Sweden
Died 2 February 1930(1930-02-02) (aged 79)
Nationality Stockholm, Swedish
Education Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts
Known for Painting
Spouse(s)
O.R. Thorell (m. 1872)

Hildegard Katarina Thorell (née Bergendal; 22 May 1850 – Stockholm; 2 February 1930) was a Swedish painter.[1] Thorell was born in Kroppa parish, Värmland County on 22 May 1850, the daughter of an ironworks owner.

Biography[edit]

In 1872 she married to the auditor O.R. Thorell. She studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm from 1876 – 1879[2], where she was the only married female student. After that Thorell was apprenticed to Bertha Wegmann. Later she travelled to Paris, where she studied for Léon Bonnat and Jean-Léon Gérôme.[3] Thorell mainly painted large portraits, for example "Modersglädje" (Maternal Joy) and "Damporträtt" (Female Portrait).

Modell med spegel (Model with a Mirror), oil on canvas (1899).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hildegard Katarina Thorell". RKD. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Hildegard Katarina Thorell - Bergendal". Lexikonett Amanda. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Hildegard Thorell". Lexikonett Amanda. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

External links[edit]

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