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"Kersti's Birthday" Carl Larrson

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My Eldest Daughter (Min Aldsta Dotter) 1904. Carl Larsson (1855-1919 Swedish). Chalk, ink & watercolor. The pictures of my family and home “…became the most immediate and lasting part of my life’s work. For these pictures are of course a very genuine expression of my personality, of my deepest feelings, of all my limitless love for my wife and children.” — Larsson, memoirs Jag (“I”).

SWEDEN: Carl Larsson was born on May 28, 1853 in Prästgatan No.78, a house on the Tyska Stallplan in Gamla stan, the old town in Stockholm. His parents were extremely poor, and his childhood was not happy. Carl's strong artistic talent had emerged early in his life. When he was 13 years old, his teacher at the school for the poor had persuaded him to apply for enrollment at Principskolan, the preparatory department of the Royal Art Academy.