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Amalia Lindegren

Born: Stockholm, 23 May 1814
Died: Stockholm, 27 December 1891
Nationality: Swedish
Background: 

illegitimate daughter of nobleman; orphaned at age 3

Studies: 

with Sophie Adlersparre (1842-47); Swedish (Royal) Academy (1847-50, Stockholm); with Léon Cogniet (1850-51, Paris)

Career: 

1843 - exhibits at Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Stockholm)

1850 - wins scholarship to study in Paris

1853 - exhibits An Old Man and Two Orphans at the Paris Salon. A lithography of it was made the same year, and
          the painting was purchased in 1854 by the Norwegian National Gallery in Oslo. 

1856 - returns to Stockholm; elected member of Swedish Art Academy
          first visit to Dalarna 

1862 - exhibits at International Exhibition in London

1865 - exhibits at International Exhibition in Dublin

1867 - exhibits Little One's Last Bed at Exposition universelle (Paris); also at Philadelphia World's Fair (1876) and the
          World Columbian Exposition (1893, Chicago)

Travels

Paris (1850-56); Düssldorf and Munich (1855-56)

Important Artworks: 

Breakfast, 1866 (Nationalmuseum, Stockholm)

In 1853, one of Sweden’s leading newspapers, Post- och Inrikes Tidningar, complimented Lindegren: 

“She paints just like a man.”

Cited by Eva-Lena Bengtsson, ”Amalia Lindegren och verklighetens poesi,” in Från Amalia Lindegren till Julia Beck: kvinnliga konstnärer paa Konstakademien 1847-1872 (Stockholm: Stockholm : Akademi för de fria konsterna, 1997), p. 41