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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 as a professional painter in Amsterdam for the last 24 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. Urban has, in the past 24 years, exhibited extensively throughout Europe and in the United States

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 in oil paint and only from life through sittings. By working sight-size, whereby the sitter or motif is viewed and painted in scale and focus at a given distance, Larsson aims for unity of effect and a sense of life in his paintings.

He regularly paints abroad and his international commissions have come from England, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and the United States. Larsson's portrait commissions are numerous and prestigious. He has, for example, painted the official portrait of the former Dutch Prime Minister W. Kok, the President of the House of Representatives of the States General, The Netherlands, Mrs G. Verbeet and the Honorable M. Barzun, the current Ambassador of the United States to the United Kingdom. In 2013 he painted the official portrait of H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden for the Swedish National Gallery.

Since April 2007, he is painting in the former studio of G. H. Breitner (1857-1923) on Prinseneiland, Amsterdam. He is married to Lara van Wassenaer who is Dutch and a paintings restorer, and they have three children.

Interior of Studio with B. portraits (BFP)

-2014
Oil on canvas
120 x 160 cm
(47.24" x 62.99")
Private Collection (United States)

Added: 2016-01-13
Interior of Studio with B. portraits (BFP)
Man in Black

-2009
Oil on canvas
53 x 40 cm
(20.87" x 15¾")
Collection of the Artist

Added: 2016-01-13
Man in Black
Woman in Kimono

-2010
Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
(23.62" x 19.69")
Private Collection (Sweden)

Added: 2016-01-13
Woman in Kimono
Woman with Red Hat

-2012
Oil on canvas
55 x 45 cm
(21.65" x 17.72")
Collection of the Artist

Added: 2016-01-13
Woman with Red Hat
Portrait of Hein van der Heijden

-2013
Oil on canvas
90 x 75 cm
(35.43" x 29.53")
Private collection

Added: 2016-01-13

stichting Vossen, the Netherlands

Portrait of Hein van der Heijden
Still life with pumpkin, wine and blue white plate

-2013
Oil on canvas
50 x 65 cm
(19.69" x 25.59")
Private Collection (Sweden)

Added: 2016-01-13
Still life with pumpkin, wine and blue white plate
Portrait of Hans Croiset

-2013
Oil on canvas
95 x 75 cm
(37.4" x 29.53")
Public collection

Added: 2016-01-13

Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Portrait of Hans Croiset
Woman from Back with Red and White

-2014
Oil on canvas
95 x 75 cm
(37.4" x 29.53")
Private Collection (Sweden)

Added: 2016-01-13
Woman from Back with Red and White
Still life with lemons, white jug and blue vase

-2014
Oil on canvas
50 x 85 cm
(19.69" x 33.46")
Private Collection (Netherlands)

Added: 2016-01-13
Still life with lemons, white jug and blue vase
Portrait of Judita

-2015
Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
(23.62" x 19.69")
Collection of the Artist

Added: 2016-01-13
Portrait of Judita