Emil Åberg (artist)

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Emil Åberg (artist)
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BornJanuary 2, 1864
DiedMarch 27, 1940
  • Painter
  • Graphic artist
  • Illustrator
  • Animator
  • Director
  • Captain Carl Emil Ferdinand Åberg (father)
  • Hedda Wilhelmina Moll (mother)

Emil Åberg born January 2 1864, died March 27, 1940, was a Swedish painter, graphic artics, illustrator, animator, and director.

Emil Åberg was the son of Captain Carl Emil Ferdinand Åberg and Hedda Wilhelmina Moll. He studied painting with Edvard Perséus and at the Technical School in Stockholm. Then he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts 1883–1888 doing etching for Axel Tallberg.[1] Together with Aron Gerle, he exhibited at Hultbergs konsthandel in Stockholm in 1911 and he participated in group exhibitions with the Swedish Artists' Association and the Graphic Society. He participated in the Baltic exhibition 1914 and in an international graphics exhibition in Leipzig 1914.

In his art, Emil Åberg often painted genre pictures in 18th century environments, landscape views, city views and portraits, often using warm colors.[2]

As an illustrator, he made pictures for newspapers, postcards and several issues of the Children's Library Saga and Christmas magazines.[1] Emil Åberg worked in 1916 for the production company Pathé Frère's branch in Stockholm and made three animated short films there.[3]

Emil Åberg is buried in the Northern Cemetery (Norra begravningsplatsen) outside Stockholm.[4]

Books Illustrated

  • I vilda vestern : äfventyr, upplefvade i indianernas land(1895) by Ludvig Anders
  • Ljus och skuggor : originalberättelse (1899) by Leonard Strömberg
  • De tre musketörerna (The Three Musketeers)(1902) by Alexandrea Dumas
  • Kalle Hjelms barndomsminnen : berättande af honom sjelf : och upptecknade (1889)
  • Grefven af Montecristo (The Count of Monte Cristo) (1902) by Alexandre Dumas
  • Myladys son eller tjugu år efteråt. (1902) by Alexandre Dumas

Animated short films


  1. 1.0 1.1 Svenskt konstnärslexikon, del V, s 762, Allhems förlag, 1953, Malmö.
  2. "Emil Åberg". Bukowski's Market. 2014-01-22. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02.
  3. "Emil Åberg". Swedish film database. Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  4. SvenskaGravar

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