Woman by the sea
Ivar Johnsson (Swedish 1885–1970) worked in an expressive, classical style reminiscent of Carl Milles. When teaching at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts he started the very first classes on the properties of different materials for sculpting. Johnson studied in Paris in 1911–12. Back in Sweden he collaborated successfully with several well-known architects of the time. This made Johnson a sought after artist in commissions for public places, such as the facade sculptures for the Royal Institute of Technology and the reliefs decorating the entrance hall of the Stockholm City Library.