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Johan Erik Lindh: life and works

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By Gwylym Owen

Johan Erik Lindh (11 October 1793 – 21 January 1865) was a Swedish painter and a former decorative painter who moved to Finland.

Lindh was born in Roslagen, the son of a soldier, Erik Lindh, and his wife Maja Greta Lindh. He married Hedvig Kristina Liljeberg. He studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm. He graduated in 1814 and worked as a painter’s apprentice. He moved in 1817 to Kokkola and adorned the Vaasa Court of Appeal next paintings. In 1827, Granberg moved from Turku to Helsinki. During the 1830s he was one of the few artists that could withhold himself later than his work.

His works were exhibited for the first times in 1847. Some of his works can be found at the Nationalmuseum, the Helsinki City Art Museum, and the Turku Historical Museum. He painted church altarpieces in Kokkola, Oravais, and Tenala. He with painted a number of portraits. He died in Helsinki.

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