Engstrom

1980 FW2. Discovered 1980 Mar. 16 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at La Silla.

Named in memory of Albert Engstroom (1869-1940), Swedish artist and writer. Born in Loonneberga in the Swedish province of Smaland, he went as a student to Uppsala in 1889, where he studied Greek and Latin before his artistic ambitions made him move to an art school in Gothenburg. Probably Sweden's best painter of caricatures, he is best known for his black and white drawings illustrating very short stories. He was also an outstanding writer, specializing in short stories. Appointed professor of drawing at the Swedish academy of art, in 1922 he became a member of the prestigious Swedish academy. (M 31611)

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