Inger Hodgson has just achieved her life’s dream: to have one of her paintings hang in her native Sweden’s National Portrait Gallery.
The National Portrait Gallery (Swedish: Statens porträttsamling) at the Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred is a collection of portraits of prominent Swedes. Officially founded in 1822 with over 4000 works that trace the portrait art changes from the 1500s to the present.
“It’s such an honor to be shown there — the highlight of my career,” Hodgson said.
The painting to hang is of fellow Swede Agneta Nilsson, founder of the Swedish Women’s Education Association, and will grace the cover of a soon-to-be-published book about Nilsson.