Björn Sjögren, a Swedish artist residing in the U.S. since November 2001, and in Texas since 2011, is publishing not one but two books about his life and work.
Even back in his home country of Sweden, some were comparing his painting style with that of Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh and other masters. Today Björn Sjögren is experiencing the same comparisons by viewers and purchasers in the United States. And like many of history’s masters, Björn is entirely self-taught.
One of the books now being released is Art History – a tongue-in-cheek title for an 100-page, 10” x 8” book printed in full color and telling the stories behind some 49 paintings Björn has created during the years since 1987. The book also includes most of the other images he has created during this period, making it a coffee table book worth having in homes with an active interest in contemporary fine art.
Also being published at this time is The Swedish Painter, Björn’s autobiography that is an inspirational book for all ages about life, work, challenges and adventures, including Björn’s 10-year stint as a new arrival to the U.S. in rural Wisconsin before moving to San Antonio last year