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Chronology

Carl Johan Eldh (1873-1954)
1873
Born on the 10th May in Söderskogen, Film Socken, Uppland.

1889-1892
Studied at Tekniska Skolan, Uppsala. Worked as ornamental sculptor at Uppsala Cathedral.

1892-1897
Studied at Tekniska Skolan, Stockholm. Worked as ornamental sculptor at L.O. Mellin’s workshop, Tegnérlunden, Stockholm.

1895
Received his first independent commission for a sculpture, a relief of Christ to be placed over the portal in Film Church.

1897-1904
Lived in Paris. Studied at Académie Colarossi. Received his income through 
Swedish grants, and temporary work as ornamental sculptor and assistant to more established sculptors.

1900
Participated in the World Exhibition in Paris. Received a special recognition, mention honorable for his sculpture Innocence from the French state.

1900-1920
Belonged to the Swedish Artists’ League. Was one of the central figures and regularly participated in its exhibitions.

1901
Executed a portrait bust in marble of King Oscar II, for the Swedish legation in Paris.

1902
Received the gold medal at the Salon in Paris for Grieving Mother and Linnea.

1903
Grieving Mother in marble purchased by the brewer and art collector Carl Jacobsen 
and placed in Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen.

1904
Moved back to Sweden.

1905
Executed a bust of the author August Strindberg purchased by many 
museums and collectors. Met his future wife Syster Elise Persson (1881-1958).

1906-1910
Created several busts of the poet Gustaf Fröding.

1907
The daughter Brita Linnea Eldh (1907-2000) was born.
The decoration of the portal at the Nordic Museum, Stockholm, inaugurated.

1911
Created Youth, one of his most popular works.

1912
The River Spirit at Vattenfall weir in Trollhättan inaugurated.

1914
Married Elise Persson. Travelled to Italy for studies.

1915
Gunnar Wennerberg at Djurgården, Stockholm, inaugurated. A replica unveiled the same year in Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, USA.

1918-1919
Carl Eldh's studio erected in Bellevue Park, designed by the architect Ragnar Östberg.

1921
The Eldh Fountain unveiled at the crossing of Birger Jarlsgatan - Grev Turegatan in Stockholm.

1921-1954
Elise and Brita Eldh travelled to USA and settled in Alhambra, near Los Angeles.

1923
The Author (August Strindberg), The Painter (Ernst Josephson) and The Poet (Gustaf Fröding) inaugurated in Stockholm City Hall courtyard.

1925-1926
Lived in America with his family.

1927
Became member of the board at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Art.
Executed a portrait bust of politician Hjalmar Branting for the Swedish Parliament Building. Replicas in many Swedish parks.

1928
Became member of the board at the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts.

1930
Venus presented at the Stockholm Exhibition, and three years later placed at the Museum of Art in Norrköping.

1935
Engelbrekt unveiled in front of Heliga Trefaldighet Church, Arboga.

1936
Granted the title of professor by the Swedish government.

1937
The Olympic Runners unveiled at the Stockholm stadium in connection with the 25th anniversary of the Olympic Games in Stockholm.

1942
The Titan, a monument commemorating August Strindberg, inaugurated in Tegnérlunden, Stockholm. The plaster model completed year 1916 and exhibited at Liljevalch’s Art Gallery, Stockholm.

1946
Carl von Linné unveiled at Stortorget, Älmhult.

1945
Received the Sergel prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Art.

1952
The Branting Monument inagurated at Norra Bantorget, Stockholm.

1953
Received the Tessin medal.

1954
Died on the 26th January at the Tranås health spa. Buried in Kyrkhult, Blekinge, where his wife Elise Eldh was born.

1955
Memorial exhibition in Linnéträdgården, Uppsala, and retrospective exhibition at Liljevalch’s Art Gallery, Stockholm.


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Visiting address
Lögebodavägen 10
Bellevueparken,
Stockholm

Postal address
Carl Eldhs Ateljémuseum
Lögebodavägen 10
SE-113 47 STOCKHOLM

Telephone
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