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Urban Larsson

Urban Larsson




Urban Larsson, born in 1966 in Stockholm, has lived and worked in Amsterdam for the last 15 years.

The artist studied History of art at the University of Stockholm and 1 year of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Larsson then moved to Florence, Italy, to study at Studio Cecil & Graves the only atelier in Europe where traditional realism was taught. He spent nearly three years there, learning drawing and painting and being introduced to the visual language and techniques of painters from earlier centuries. After his studies in Florence, he moved to Amsterdam to settle as a painter.












Urban has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and in the United States (see Exhibtions).

Since April 2007, he is painting in the former studio of G. H. Breitner (1857-1923) on Prinseneiland, Amsterdam.

Urban Larsson is married to art restorer Lara van Wassenaer and they have three children.




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