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 August Strindberg  (1849 - 1912)

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Lived/Active: Sweden      Known for: expressionist seascape and realist coastal view painting, novelist

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Birth
1849 (Stockholm, Sweden)
 
Death
1912 (Stockholm, Sweden)

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Sweden




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expressionist seascape and realist coastal view painting, novelist

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August Strindberg was one of Sweden's most famous writers, known for more than 70 plays, novels, short stories and studies of Swedish history.  He was also a painter, but only as a diversion during part of his life.  As a writer, he was a source of inspiration to the German expressionists, and as a painter, he adopted that style.

Strindberg was born in Stockholm, where his father, Carl Oscar Strindberg, proud of a trace of aristocratic blood, was a shipping agent, but his busin (showing 500 of 5553 characters).



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