(1759 - 1795)
Jonas Akerstrom was active/lived in Sweden. Jonas Akerstrom is known for painting.
Biography Jonas Akerstrom
Jonas Åkerström traveled to Rome in 1788 by means of a scholarship that gave an annual support from the king's hand box. From Rome, he sent pictures to his friend and teacher at the Konstakademia Johan Tobias Sergel. Sergel had great hopes for his student and wrote in 1793 in a letter to Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt, who was in Rome: "Åkerström has just sent charming paintings in the right antique style with beautiful color and correct drawing. In my opinion, he will be our premier Swedish storyteller in the competition with now live artists. " However, the fate of the young artist ended at the age of 36 when he died of lung disease in Rome in 1795. Many were the ones who mourned his death. The architect and chief duke Sundvall
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