Josabeth Sjöberg

Sweden / 1812 - 1882 / wikipedia
"Josabeth Fredrica Paulina Sjöberg, as known as Josabeth Sjöberg (1812 - 1882 ), was a Swedish artist. She was a single mother, worked as a music teacher and moved from rented room to rented room in Stockholm in the mid -1800s.

She was a natural talent who painted during her free time and dedicated to watercolor paintings that captured the environments around her. Watercolors and paintings by her show every day life in the nineteenth century in Stockholm."

"Josabeth Sjöberg, (30 June 1812 – 29 December 1882), was a Swedish artist (painter) and music teacher active in Stockholm.

Josabeth was born in to a wealthy home; her father was a clerk in a government department and her mother spent her days reading romantic novels, and Josabeth was educated in piano and guitar-playing. As an adult, she became poor after the death of her parents, and supported herself as a governess and a music teacher in the private homes of the upper classes in Stockholm. Mamsell Sjöberg (Mademoiselle Sjöberg), as she was called, was a well-known character in 19th-century Stockholm; she moved many times, but always within the same area of the city. She was a natural talent who painted during her free time. She portrayed the everyday life of the bourgeoisie and the life in Victorian Stockholm in watercolor painting. Her paintings were collected by Stockholm City Museum in 1936 and have been displayed several times in art exhibitions, such as at the 700-year jubilee of the city of Stockholm. They are technically unsophisticated, but display a great love of art and expression."
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Suzan Hamer


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