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Anette Catharina Hasselgren



Anette Hasselgren was an artist. She is represented by the oil painting Insjölandskap at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.

Anette Hasselgren, often called Anna, was born in 1775 in Stockholm. Her father was Johan Åbom, the librarian at Hertig Karl’s library, and her mother was Katarina Tillander. Anette Hasselgren had a younger sister, Margareta Helena Holmlund, who was also an artist.

Anette Hasselgren painted in oils and was influenced by the artist Carl von Breda. In her landscapes and portraits, she was strongly affected by his understanding of colour and composition. She participated in the exhibitions at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Konstakademien, in 1802, 1804, 1807 and 1818. In 1805, she painted a self-portrait in oils.

Anette Hasselgren married Gustaf Erik Hasselgren in 1817. He was also an artist and six years younger than she. He was a member of the Konstakademien and a professor of figure painting. He died after eight years of marriage and Anette Hasselgren lived as a widow from then on until her death. She was posthumously represented by several paintings at the retrospective exhibition of the women artists’ association Föreningen Svenska Konstnärinnor at Konstakademien in Stockholm in 1911.

Anette Hasselgren died in Stockholm in 1841.

Ulla Åshede
(Translated by Margaret Myers)

Published 2020-05-20

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Other Names

    Maiden name: Åbom
    Nickname: Anna

Family Relationships

Civil Status: Widow
  • Mother: Engel Katarina Åbom, född Tillander
  • Father: Johan Åbom
  • Sister: Margareta Helena Åbom, gift Holmlund
  • Husband: Gustaf Erik Hasselgren


  • Profession: Konstnär


  • Birthplace: Stockholm
  • Stockholm
  • Place of death: Stockholm