Anders Zorn was born in Mora, Sweden and lived with his mother, but never met his father. His art journey began when Zorn began studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts at the age of 15. He travelled to many locations such as England, Spain, North Africa and the United States. He became famous in the United States for his portraits of big economic and political personalities within America. His artwork mostly focuses on portraits by capturing the character and the personality of his subjects. He was also known for his use of watercolours in his paintings.