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Axel Sjöberg

Full name: Johan Axel Sjöberg
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Born: November 6, 1866 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 5, 1950 in Sandö, Värmdö, Stockholm, Sweden
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Axel Sjöberg was a Swedish painter and illustrator, and one of the first to document the Stockholm archipelago, the largest in the Baltic Sea. He mainly painted landscapes, genre scenes and animals. Sjöberg attended evening and weekend classes at Stockholm’s technical school before finishing school and working, firstly as a chaser at Guldsmedsaktiebolaget, and then as a lithographer at the General Staff lithographic institute. He later studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm from 1885-92 and eventually became a free-lance artist in 1894. In the following years, he illustrated numerous books including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1897 and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace in 1896-97. Only in the late 1890s did he concentrate more on painting, which was his main interest. Sjöberg exhibited at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900, and received a silver medal, and also exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1907, 1920, 1938 and 1942. He also published a number of books and worked as a sculptor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Sweden SWE AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Sweden SWE AC

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings AC Seabird Hunters
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings AC Hayharvest
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