Berndt Lindholm (1841–1914) ranks among the leading Finnish landscapists of the late 19th century. He was one of the most popular artists of his day, renowned especially for his evocative impressions of forests and coastal landscapes. Lindholm was widely respected in both Finnish and Swedish art circles in his own time, but his name subsequently faded in the later annals of history writing.
After studying art in Düsseldorf and Paris, in 1876 Lindholm settled in Gothenburg, where he worked as an artist, as chief curator of Gothenburg Museum of Art, and in various teaching and administrative positions at Swedish art schools. He also maintained close ties with the Finnish art establishment. This is the first comprehensive review of his art that has been published to date, containing new findings by Teppo Jokinen, PhD, who has conducted in-depth research on the art and life of this master of Finnish landscape painting.