From the beginning I admired the old italian renaissance-painters and
after my teens , I did some grope trying for my self That meens that I am autodidact (self-taught), but
I lived in Italy for six years and was absorbed in their art. There l had a pleasant contact with a member of the Parliament, and he
became a big client to me, and it was thanks to him that l became a portraitpainter. l continued on that path when I returned to Sweden, and to mention some,
I have made four portraits of Presidents and six others to Svea Hovrâtt (main court) and one of the others was ''Stenbocks Kurir''. Among other portraits
I have made is Princess Marianne Bernadotte, Jussi Björling, the Minister of Industry N.G. Asling, the Chairman of Communal and so on. l have also made some paintings for Churches and Castles, familyportraits, children and animals. Some of my commissions was to copy old paintings. In between I
gladely paint my own motives with mythology underneath and symbols and mystic.
Most of all Ann-Gerd is famous for her
portraits of people and animals, but she also specializes in mythology
and symbolism. She has done several portraits of judges, professors,
An able painter can copy the old masters, but normally they miss the depth and feeling of painting. To be able to paint a motiv, so that every portion is soulful and deep with a personal style, is something Ann-Gerd Linander has mastered, and that makes her unique in the art world today."