Bror Hjorths Hus
The colourful studio-home of sculptor and painter Bror Hjorth (1894-1968).
- Guided Tours
- Family activities
- Temporary exhibitions
A Modernist who took inspiration from his deep love of folk art, Bror Hjorth lived and worked in his Uppsala home and studio throughout the last twenty-five years of his life. This red wooden house was designed for and with him by Sten Hummel-Gumælius (1906-1986) who took inspiration from local building traditions for the yellow ochre detailing and bright colours.
Bror Hjorth had originally studied in Paris under Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), but he remained in the French capital throughout the 1920s. In 1949, he started a decade-long role as Professor of Drawing at the Swedish Royal Academy of Fine Arts. A controversial, yet deeply committed figure, Hjorth is today ranked among Sweden's greatest twentieth-century artists.
Bror Hjorths Hus opened to the public in 1978, and today holds the largest and most representative collection of Bror Hjorth's work anywhere in the world, including paintings, sculpture, reliefs, drawings and studies and sketches relating to the artist's many public commissions. In 1995 a new wing was built, which houses temporary exhibitions as well as a small café and gift shop.