Born Mar. 3, 1888, in Söderköping; died Feb. 18, 1968, in Stockholm. Swedish ethnographer.
Erixon founded the journals Folk-Liv, Ethnologia Europaea, and Laos. He established a school devoted to reconciling the division between the descriptive and theoretical methods in European ethnography. He headed the association of European ethnographers, the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, intermittently from 1951.