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Ernst Josephson

Born: Stockholm, 16 April 1851
Died: Stockholm, 22 November 1906
Nationality: Swedish

bourgeois Jewish family


Academy for Independent Artists (1867-76, Stockholm); Ecole des Beaux-Arts with Jean-Léon Gérôme (1874, Paris)


1874 - studies in Paris

1879-88 - lives in Paris

1881 - exhibits portrait Godfrey Renholm at Paris Salon

1882 - Spainish Blacksmiths rejected from Paris Salon

1887 - first schizophrenic episode

1888 - publication of first poetry collection, Black Roses


Important Artworks: 

David and Saul, 1878 (Nationalmuseum, Stockholm)

Godfrey Renholm, 1880 (Nationalmuseum, Stockholm)

Spanish Blacksmiths, 1882 (The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo)

Jeanette Rubenson, 1883 (Göteborgs Konstmuseum)

Self-Portrait in the Garden, Bréhat, 1891 (watercolor, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm). Made from memory.