Collection: Philip von Schantz

Born 1928 in Norrköping , died 1998 in Stockholm was a Swedish painter , graphic artist and professor of graphic art at the Royal Academy of Arts . Ever since his debut in the early 1950s, he was constantly noticed as a painter and graphic artist. During the 1970s he became very popular with the public when he made pictures of berries in large piles, as well as fruits and potatoes in old boxes and in enamel buckets. His still lifes showed the smallest details and very lifelike representations, where "every berry" could be counted. He had usually grown the objects himself or found them in nature.

Philip von Schantz was professor of graphic art at the Academy of Arts 1963–1973 and director of the Modern Museum 1973–1977. In the years 1972–1988, he was chairman of the Association for Graphic Arts. Between 1987 and 1993 he was president of the Academy of Arts. In 1991 and 1992 he illustrated the Nobel diploma for Ronald Coase, Georges Charpak, and Gary S. Becker.


Royal Academy of Arts
Otte Sköld's painting school
Studied with André Lhote


Gummeson's art gallery
Lorensberg's art salon in Gothenburg


National Museum
Östgöta art association
Sweden's general art association's Stockholm salons
Smithsonian Libraries
Academy of Arts
Galerie Aesthetica


Peer scholarship, Otte Sköld's painting school
Östgöta Art Association scholarship
Folket i Bild's graphics scholarship
Travel scholarship, Erik Säff's fund at the Art Academy
Government travel grant

In 2000, Posten AB paid tribute to von Schantz through two stamps with his motif.