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August Strindberg

 (1849 - 1912)
August Strindberg was active/lived in Sweden.  August Strindberg is known for expressionist seascape and realist coastal view painting, novelist.

August Strindberg

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 business success was relatively modest. Strindberg's mother, Ulrika Eleanora Norling, had a proletarian background. She was a tailor's daughter, who had been a domestic servant and become Carl Oscar's mistress. August was their third son; the couple had n  ...  Displaying 750 of 5537 characters.

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About  August Strindberg

Born:  1849 - Stockholm, Sweden
Died:   1912 - Stockholm, Sweden
Known for:  expressionist seascape and realist coastal view painting, novelist