• NameBruno Liljefors
  • Sexmale
  • Nationality/DatesSwedish, born 1860, dead 1939
BiographyLiljefors, who was born in Uppsala, was registered in 1879 as a student at the Royal Academy school principle. In 1882 he left academia and went over to Denmark Dusseldorf, where he visited the animal painter, CF Deiker. On the way home he stayed example in painting colony in Grez-sur-Loing. Like the majority of the generation of comrades shared Liljefors opponent movement's ideas. The years 1888-89 he taught at Valand School of Art in Gothenburg. He lived in 1905-17 Ytterjärna in Södermanland and from 1917 to Østerby in Upland, in 1908 he bought Bullerö in Uppland archipelago.

As an animal painter came Liljefors to make a creative effort of international scope. During the 1880s, he perfected a daylight after painting naturalistic principles, with thick opaque color and motifs like seen at close distance, in part, inspired by Japanese art. Characteristically, a striking interest in dramatic situations, the struggle for existence which Darwin brought up, an interest in Liljefors also bottomed in personal experiences. In the late 80th century did Liljefors landscape funds for a natural history diorama in Uppsala, planned by curator Gustaf Kolthoff, a partnership that in 1893 also deposed Biological Museum in Stockholm. He was captured at the time, more and more of the landscape's mood values and came to a holistic approach that unites the animals with their habitats. A technological emancipation towards dissolved brush writing strengthened his way into what could be called the organic synthesis imagery, a compound of the hunter and naturalist demands for knowledge and a personal way to benefit from current trends in contemporary as symbolism and syntetism. With typical flair for movement and behavior interpreted the wild animal life in the character of what biological science called the "protective resemblance". With the exception of certain expressionist tendencies in the 1910s remained Liljefors this approach faithful to the end of his life. He also performed a number of sculptures. Among his publications include the volume memoir The Wildlife Kingdom (1934). Representative collections of his art in the National Museum, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Thiel Gallery and Uppsala University.
Brother of Ruben Liljefors, father of Lindorm Liljefors, grandfather of Anders Liljefors.
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