August Strindberg was one of Sweden's greatest writers but was also prolific as a visual artist and he painted more than a hundred works during his active years. Paintings by August Strindberg are represented at the National Museum, the Nordic Museum, the Thielska Gallery in Stockholm and in several private collections.
August Strindberg was born in Sweden in 1849. He often painted with a palette knife in a restrained but dramatic color scale. Several of his works are characterized by his strong temperament. During his lifetime, he had a very active role in the art debate and he early became internationally known for both his paintings, thoughts and ideas.