Lars Jonsson was born in Stockholm in 1952. He is an artist, author and ornithologist. He has always had a passion for birds since a very early age and his paintings are born out of a passion for birds and their environment. Lars had a one-man exhibition at the Natural History Museum in Stockholm in 1969 at the age of 15 and had early acknowledgement internationally for his five bird guides published in the 1970s. In 1992 Lars published a complete field guide of “Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East”. He has shown his art in galleries and museums in Sweden and internationally and has published 13 books. Lars received a honorary doctorate at Uppsala University in 2002. He is widely acclaimed for his interpretation and poetic renderings of birds and nature. He resides on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, where he has his own Museum in an old vicarage.
Lars Jonsson primarily engages in outdoor painting “plein air” with a spotting scope as a tool. He paints both in watercolour and oil and also prints lithographs. In the studio he works from the many thousands of sketches and watercolours of birds, landscapes, lights and details that he collects in the field in his sketchbooks.
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