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Alf Wallander (Swedish artist, craftsman and designer) 1862 - 1914

Alf Wallander was born in Stockholm on 11 October 1862. He started his artistic career as a painter. From the mid-1890s he ws designer at the Rörstrand porcelain factory. He was an important practitioner of Art Nouveau. Wallander visited Venice on more than one occasion. See below for three of his Venice paintings. Wallander died on 29 September 1914. Source: John Davies Mereweather * * * Gerda Wallander (Swedish painter) 1862 - 1926 Gerda Charlotta Wallander was a Swedish portrait and genre painter. Wallander was born in Stockholm on 17 August 1860. She studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts during the period of 1879 to 1884, and then in Paris. She had several exhibitions of his landscape paintings. Her work, which included city motifs and landscapes, is held in the collections of Norrköping, Linköping, Jönköping and Kristianstad museums. In 1886, she married her cousin, the artist and designer Alf Wallander. Their son, Sven Wallander, was an architect. After 1905, she lived in Villa Gärdsgården and in Stocksund. She died in Stockholm in 1926. The family is buried in the Solna Church cemetery. 

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