A Short Guide
Sigrid Hjerten is considered to be one of Sweden's most important modern artists. She married the Swedish artist Issac Grunewald and they both studied together in Paris, France under Henri Matisse.
What made Sigrid stand out is that her artwork was very personal and daring for the time period she lived.
Sigrid participated in over 100 exhibitions both in Sweden and abroad. Her 1936 solo exhibition at the Royal Swedish Academy of Art was very well received and ensured she would have a place as one of Sweden's greatest and most original modern artists.
Sigrid suffered from mental illness. .She was diagnosed with schizophrenia and was permanently hospitalized at the Beckomberga Psychiatric Hosptial in Stockholm. She died in 1948 at the hospital due to a failed lobotomy.
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