Anders Zorn: Etchings

Exhibit Details

November 30, 2019 - March 8, 2020
Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

At the end of the 19th century, Anders Leonard Zorn (1860-1920) was one of the most well-known portraitists in France, England, and the United States. His talent, and knack for meeting the right people, led him to paint portraits of international celebrities including three U.S. Presidents, Swedish royalty, American railroad tycoons, and renowned artists. Born in Sweden, Zorn traveled extensively to places such as Paris, America, Cuba, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, Morocco, and the North Pole.

The Springfield Art Museum received an incredible gift of 93 of the artist’s etchings in 1970, donated by the late Arthur E. Andersen of Barrington, Illinois. From this gift the Museum created a successful traveling exhibition that toured across the United States in 1970 and 1971. An additional three etchings were acquired in subsequent years. This exhibition will present all 96 etchings from the Museum’s permanent collection, showcasing the full collection for the first time in many years.

Anders Zorn: Etchings is generously underwritten by Howard & Nadia Cavner.

A black and white self portrait of the artist Anders Zorn seated, looking out at the viewer with an

Anders Zorn, Zorn and His Wife, 1890, etching on paper. Gift of Mr. Arthur Andersen, Jr. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum.