The King and Queen visit the exhibition Zorn – A Swedish Superstar

The King and Queen visited the exhibition Zorn – A Swedish Superstar at Nationalmuseum.

The King and Queen visited the exhibition Zorn – A Swedish Superstar at Nationalmuseum. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Thursday 6 May, The King and Queen visited the exhibition Zorn – A Swedish Superstar at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.

The exhibition follows Anders Zorn from 1880, when he made his art scene debut, until his death in 1920.

During their visit, The King and Queen were guided by Director General Susanna Pettersson and Curator Carl-Johan Olsson.

Director General Susanna Pettersson and Curator Carl-Johan Olsson explain about the exhibition.

Director General Susanna Pettersson and Curator Carl-Johan Olsson explain about the exhibition. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

During their tour of the exhibition, The King and Queen learnt how Zorn painted almost exclusively with watercolours during his early years as an artist, only taking up oil painting seriously in 1887.

HM The King has loaned two paintings for the exhibition: an oil portrait of King Oskar II and an oil portrait of General Mena, a Mexican politician and military general who spent a period living in exile in England where Zorn met him while visiting his friend Ernest Cassel.

The King and Queen examine Zorn's oil portrait of King Oskar II.

The King and Queen examine Zorn's oil portrait of King Oskar II. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

About the exhibition Zorn – A Swedish Superstar

This spring's exhibition at Nationalmuseum highlights Anders Zorn's long and varied career. The chronological exhibition follows Zorn from his art scene debut in 1880 until his death in 1920.

The exhibition will run from 6 April until 29 August 2021.

Find out more about the exhibition here External link, opens in new window..