The art Gallery Kvarnen

Will be open from 24th of June, 12-15 daily.

Opening hours may change due to Covid -19.


“The Unknown Carl Larsson”

Carl Larsson – probably Sweden’s best-known and best-loved artist, most often seen as the exuberant family father adorning thousands of biscuit tins. But that’s not the whole story.


There is much more to tell, the little-known life of Carl Larsson – a many-sided personality formed by the brutal poverty of his childhood, the loss of his family and his huge ambition to be recognized as an artist. He was a trend-setter of his time, embracing the new ideals and often finding himself in conflict with those who didn’t share his views or stood in his way. Talented but difficult.


Ernst Billgren takes a close look at his artist colleague, knowing that even the most idyllic, summery subject is never easy to turn into art. Creating what isn’t there is a brutal process and every single step towards new knowledge, every act of creation is a severe challenge.

If you view a work of art without seeing the whole person behind it, you’ll seldom understand it.

This exhibition, The Unknown Carl Larsson, tells the full story of Carl Larsson and what was really needed to make one of Sweden’s greatest artists.


We would like to thank

Kjell och Märta Beijers Stiftelse and
Märta Christina och Magnus Vahlqvists Stiftelse
for contributions to this year’s exhibition.


– Carl Larsson-gården’s art gallery

The unpolished, rustic charm of Kvarnen (The Mill) makes it the perfect place for stimulating meetings between past and present. It is Carl Larsson-gården’s eye to the future and an arena for new encounters. During the summer season we have art and theme exhibitions related to Carl Larsson-gården.

Kvarnen Gallery
– one of Sundborn’s best-known landmarks, stands in the middle of the village, approx. 250 metres from Carl Larsson-gården,
– a colourful contrast to Carl Larsson-gården, Kvarnen Gallery will add another dimension to your visit to Sundborn,
– used for exhibitions and different types of special arrangements.
Please contact us if you would like to know more about the possibilities of Kvarnen Gallery.

The art gallery is not handicap-friendly. The venue has high narrow stairs up to the second and third floors.

Phone: +46 (0)23 600 53




Kvarnen Gallery
participates in


Design Shop

In the design shop at Kvarnen Gallery there is a fine selection of products. Modern design and themed to fit with the exhibition.