Carl and Karin Larsson and the Ikea Effect – Ann Clements

Carl Larsson (1853 – 1919) is Sweden’s best known artist and together he and his wife Karin blended traditional native designs with the then unfashionable 18th century Gustavian style and the newly emerging Arts & Crafts influences. This eclectic approach resulted in a distinctive and influential style. His intriguing watercolours of the house and family spread this style throughout Europe, and it is today enjoying a new lease of life in the IKEA age.

Ann Clements

Wide experience lecturing both at home and abroad. Earlier work includes cataloguing English watercolours and drawings for the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, research for the Paul Mellon Foundation and university lecturing.