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Urban
Larsson
ARC Associate Living Master™
Swedish
born November 23 1966

Born in: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality:
Swedish

Citizenship:
Sweden


Biographical Information

Urban Larsson, born on November 23rd, 1966 in Stockholm, has lived and worked in Amsterdam for the last 15 years. As well as portraits and figures, Urban paints still lifes and landscapes. He paints only from life and in a tradition that has evolved over more than four centuries ? sight-size.

The artist studied History of Art at the University of Stockholm and Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and in Florence, Italy, at Studio Cecil & Graves. After his studies in Florence, he moved to Amsterdam to settle as a painter. His portraits are painted only from life through sittings. His studio catches light from the north and is a much-frequented spot for people looking for classical but non-photographic portraiture. He regularly paints abroad and his international commissions have come from England, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and the United States. His many sitters have included; the President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Professor Dr. P. J. D. Drenth; the former Mayor of Wassenaar, Dr. P. H. Schoute; the Bishop of Haarlem, T. J. Horstman; the former Italian Ambassador to the Netherlands, the Hon. Count A. Pietromarchi; Willem F. C. Stevens (Baker & McKenzie) and Wim Meyer (Rabobank); as well as the official portrait of the ex Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok.

Urban has exhibited throughout Europe and in the United States. Since April 2007, he is painting in the former studio of G. H. Breitner (1857-1923) on Prinseneiland, Amsterdam. He is married to Lara who is Dutch, and they have three children.

Self Portrait with Pink Shirt

-2008
oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
(23.62" x 19.69")
Private collection

Self Portrait with Pink Shirt
Still­life with Shells

-2007
oil on canvas
83 x 34 cm
(32.68" x 13.39")
Private collection

Still­life with Shells
Sketch of a Woman in Grey

-2008
oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
(15¾" x 11.81")
Private collection

Sketch of a Woman in Grey
Spanish Woman

-2009
oil on canvas
170 x 135 cm
(66.93" x 53.15")
Private collection

Spanish Woman
Still­life with Flowers

-2009
oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
(15¾" x 11.81")
Private collection

Still­life with Flowers
Still­life with 5 vases with red background

-2006
oil on canvas
60 x 40 cm
(23.62" x 15¾")
Private collection

Still­life with 5 vases with red background
Still­life with 5 vases

-2007
oil on canvas
70 x 45 cm
(27.56" x 17.72")
Private collection

Still­life with 5 vases
Still­life with wine decanter, pears, wine glass, etc.

-2001
oil on canvas
60 x 45 cm
(23.62" x 17.72")
Private collection

Still­life with wine decanter, pears, wine glass, etc.
Woman at the age of 77

-2009
oil on canvas
50 x 45 cm
(19.69" x 17.72")
Private collection

Woman at the age of 77
Woman from back with White Headcloth

-2006
oil on canvas
70 x 50 cm
(27.56" x 19.69")
Private collection

Woman from back with White Headcloth