Swedish painter, graphic artist and sculptor Anders Leonard Zorn entered the history of art as a remarkable portrait painter and master of etching. He was educated in Stockholm at the Art School and then at the Academy of Arts. Zorn traveled a lot, worked in the UK and Paris, visited Italy, Russia, the United States. Creativity of the artist was formed under the strong influence of impressionism, nevertheless he developed his own individual sketch style in painting, distinguished by amazing virtuosity. However, the real glory of Zorn brought etchings. He performed more than two hundred engravings.
This peculiar manner of Zorn opened a new direction in the art of etching, which was developed by the masters of the 20th century. Other famous works: “Girls in the bath.” 1906. National Museum, Stockholm; “Portrait of SI Mamontov.” 1896. The Pushkin Museum. A. S. Pushkin, Moscow.