Alexander Roslin


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Roslin, Alexander

 

Born July 15, 1718, in Malmö; died July 5, 1793, in Paris. Swedish painter.

From 1736 to 1739, Roslin studied in Stockholm with G. Schröder. He left Sweden in 1745 for Germany, where he worked until 1747. Roslin spent the next five years in Italy and then settled in France. He worked in Sweden again in the mid-1770’s and in Russia from 1775 to 1777. Roslin was primarily a portrait painter. An example of his work is Architect C. Adel-krantz (1754, Academy of Arts, Stockholm). Roslin combined perceptive psychological characterization with a skillful rendering of fabrics and jewels. His iridescent colors were rococo in spirit.

REFERENCE

Krol’, A. E. “Aleksandr Roslin i ego raboty ν Peterburge.” In the book Skandinavskii sbornik, vol. 15. Tallinn, 1970. Pages 219–33.
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