18 November 1732|
Väddö, Roslagen, Sweden
|Died||13 August 1816
|Known for||Painting, Tapestry weaving|
He produced numerous genre paintings of people performing various daily tasks inside upper- and middle-class homes in Stockholm. Dresses and furniture were painted exactly the way they looked and provide a valuable source of information about what life was like in those days. In addition to this he painted craftsmen in action at mills and other early industrial workplaces. Between 1757 and 1772 he worked as a master tapestry weaver, after learning the trade in France.
- Kruse, Hans; Winqvist, Margareta (1979). Pehr Hilleström. Sweden: Nationalmuseum. p. 39. ISBN 91-7100-159-X.
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