Hildegard Katarina Bergendal|
22 May 1850
|Died||2 February 1930(aged 79)|
|Education||Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts|
O.R. Thorell (m. 1872)
Hildegard Katarina Thorell (née Bergendal; 22 May 1850 – Stockholm; 2 February 1930) was a Swedish painter. Thorell was born in Kroppa parish, Värmland County on 22 May 1850, the daughter of an ironworks owner.
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, 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. Thorell mainly painted large portraits, for example "Modersglädje" (Maternal Joy) and "Damporträtt" (Female Portrait).
- "Thorell, Hildegard Katarina" in Nordisk familjebok (second edition, 1919)
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