Urban Larsson

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Urban Larsson

ARC Associate Living Master TM

37 artworks

Swedish 21st Century Realist

Born - 1966

Born in Stockholm, Sweden

http://www.urbanlarsson.com

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Interior of Studio with B. portraits (BFP)

2014

Oil on canvas

120 x 160 cms | 47 x 62 3/4 ins

Private collection in the United States, , United States

Man in Black

2009

Oil on canvas

53 x 40 cms | 20 3/4 x 15 1/2 ins

Collection of the Artist, ,

Woman with Red Hat

2012

Oil on canvas

55 x 45 cms | 21 1/2 x 17 1/2 ins

Collection of the Artist, ,

Portrait of Hein van der Heijden

2013

Oil on canvas

90 x 75 cms | 35 1/4 x 29 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

Still life with pumpkin, wine and blue white plate

2013

Oil on canvas

50 x 65 cms | 19 1/2 x 25 1/2 ins

Private collection in Sweden, , Sweden

Portrait of Hans Croiset

2013

Oil on canvas

95 x 75 cms | 37 1/4 x 29 1/2 ins

Public collection, ,

Still life with lemons, white jug and blue vase

2014

Oil on canvas

50 x 85 cms | 19 1/2 x 33 1/4 ins

Private collection in the Netherlands, , Netherlands

Woman from Back with Red and White

2014

Oil on canvas

95 x 75 cms | 37 1/4 x 29 1/2 ins

Private collection in Sweden, , Sweden

View from Blaiseholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

2015

Oil on canvas

25 x 40 cms | 9 3/4 x 15 1/2 ins

Path in sand at Punta Paloma, Tarifa, Spain

2015

Oil on canvas

30 x 45 cms | 11 3/4 x 17 1/2 ins

Collection of the Artist, ,

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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. 
In 2016 he painted full-length life-size portraits of H.M King Willem-Alexander and H.M. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands for Societëit de Witte, the Hague. His life-size portraits of Jan Six (XI) and of the former President of the Swedish Supreme Court were unveiled in 2018.

Several of his paintings have been used as covers for books in the Netherlands. In the last years he has regularly taught portrait painting at Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy. He has also in recent years given many lectures on painting. Books on his work include Urban Larsson  paintings 1991-2006 (2007), Urban Larsson Paintings & Drawings (2010) and Urban Larsson Painting from life (2017). In 2017 a two part documentary about Larsson was shown on Dutch national television.

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, They have three children.

 

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