Self-Portrait in Red, 1915

Självporträtt i rött

Self-Portrait in Red


Oil on canvas

Looking at Zorn’s final self-portrait, one may echo the words of the art critic, Klas Fåhræus: “The first impression of Zorn as a man and artist was the striking spiritual massiveness of his nature. There was no division between his character and his art […] They were solidly welded together.” Zorn, dressed in a red jacket and knickerbockers with a cigarette in his hand, could not decide which setting to use for his self-portrait, but finally chose the studio in the Zorn House.