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Major loan of Zorn works to San Francisco

Press Release   •   Nov 05, 2013 07:45 GMT

On November 9, one of the biggest ever international exhibitions of the works of Anders Zorn opens at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The exhibition is organized in association with Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, which is providing 10 key works by Zorn on loan from its collection. The loaned works include Midsummer Dance, Portrait of Coquelin Cadet, Omnibus I, Une première, and two self-portraits. The exhibition will give American audiences the opportunity to experience Zorn’s work in all its diversity, including pieces not previously exhibited in the United States.

While the Nationalmuseum building in Stockholm is closed for renovation, the museum is able to loan out artworks from its collections to a greater extent than usual, both within Sweden and worldwide. Selected pieces from the collections are on display in temporary galleries at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts (Konstakademien) in Stockholm and in exhibitions co-produced with regional museums and art galleries across Sweden.

The exhibition Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter runs at the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, from November 9, 2013, until February 2, 2014.

Further information
Hanna Tottmar, press officer:, +46 8 5195 4390

Anders Zorn, Self-Portrait, 1896 

Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s premier museum of art and design. The collections comprise older paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art, and applied art and design up to the present day. The museum building is currently under renovation and scheduled to open again in 2017. In the meantime, the museum will continue its activities through collaborations, touring exhibitions and a temporary venue at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm. Nationalmuseum collaborates with Svenska Dagbladet, Fältman & Malmén and Grand Hôtel Stockholm. For more information visit