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Sigrid Hjerten

 (1885 - 1948)
Sigrid Hjerten was active/lived in Sweden, France.  Sigrid Hjerten is known for modernist painting and sculpture.

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Sigrid Hjerten


Sigrid Hjertén is considered a major figure in Swedish modernist painting. Periodically she was highly productive and participated in 106 exhibitions. She worked as an artist for 30 years before succumbing to complications from a lobotomy for schizophrenia.

Sigrid Hjertén was born in Sundsvall in 1885. She studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and graduated as a drawing teacher. At a studio party in 1909, Hjertén met her future husband, twenty-year old Isaac Grünewald, who had already studied one year with Henri Matisse in Paris. Grünewald convinced her that she would do herself more justice as a painter. Later that year she went to Matisse's art school as well.

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About  Sigrid Hjerten

Born:  1885 - Sundsvall, Sweden
Died:   1948 - Stockholm, Sweden
Known for:  modernist painting and sculpture