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Rediscovered: August Strindberg as a Painter


Written March 29, 2022


Watch Lotta Gavel Adams' lecture in Osberg Great Hall (March 2, 2022)

August Strindberg’s "The Town" (or "The Mirage") from 1903, shown in the Museum's newest exhibition "From Dawn to Dusk at the National Nordic Museum in Seattle," is a well-traveled painting. It has been displayed in all major cities in Western Europe, as well as Russia. In the late 1960s, it also traveled to New York and Mexico City. This March presentation at the Museum with professor emerita Lotta Gavel Adams features some fifteen of Strindberg’s other paintings, and discusses his motifs (or “soulscapes”) and technique, as well as his life.

See "The Town" for yourself at the Museum, now through July 17, and rediscover this famous playwright's artistic side.