Ever heard of this Swedish sculptor and painter? You have now. Many of Bror Hjorth’s (1894-1968) works are on display at Bror Hjorths Hus, the house and studio where he lived and worked next to the Botanical Garden.
The Swedish Post Office has issued three sets of stamps featuring his works. And his works are on display in some prominent public spaces dotted around Sweden (there’s one outside Uppsala Central Station). So you could definitely say that he was important and influential.
You can see paintings, sculptures, reliefs and drawings, along with studies and sketches for his numerous public art commissions. How to describe his figures? Rough-hewn, chunky, sometimes cubist, sometimes not. We can’t do justice to his works here, you’re just going to have to visit his delightful house and studio. When you’ve had your fill of art, fill up on coffee and buns at the adjoining café.
How to get there? You can walk it in 20 minutes from the city centre, or jump on the number 6 or 7 bus and get off at Bror Hjort’s Hus/Bergaskolan.
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