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Elsa Moeschlin (1879–1950)

Author of The Red Horse

Includes the names: Elsa Hammar-Moeschlin

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Elsa Hammar-Moeschlin trained as a cartographer and attended the Tekniska Skolan (Technical School), known today as Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Afterwards, she travelled through Europe on a cultural tour and in order to paint. She stayed in Paris, Italy, Munich, and the Netherlands. In 1914, she settled in Switzerland with her husband Felix Moeschlin, a painter. She is best known for her paintings of peasant life in Sweden, but also wrote the autobiographical work Hjärtat och paletten (1937), and wrote and illustrated a number of children's books.
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