Carl Eldh (1873-1954) was one of Sweden's most prominent sculptors during the first half of the 20th century. The studio in which he worked and lived for more than three decades is now preserved as a museum.
This unusual wooden building was designed in 1919 by the architect Ragnar Östberg, who also designed the Stockholm City Hall and other buildings of note, and it contains several hundred sculptures by Carl Eldh. There are statuettes from the artist's years as a student of art in Paris, there are busts, preliminary sketches and original models of well known sculptures such as Youth, The Olympic Runners, The Titan and The Branting Monument, all kept as when Eldh himself lived there. This well-preserved setting has few counterparts in Europe and therefore provides interesting insight into the sculpturing profession's particular demands and a prominent artist’s life.
The museum is situated in idyllic Bellevue Park which borders to Vasastan, a densely built-up area of Stockholm. The sheltering environment on Bellevue Hill and its panoramic view of Brunnsviken and Haga were important factors in Carl Eldh's decision to locate his studio on this spot. Here Eldh was able to benefit from the northern light which is so important to a sculptor. The garden belonging to the studio made it possible for him to work in the open air. Even today, the surroundings in and around Eldh's studio are filled with the light and calm that once led the artist to settle here.
Carl Eldhs Ateljémuseum
SE-113 47 STOCKHOLM
+46-(0)8-612 65 60