Gerda Ahlm

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  • Gerda
  • Maria
  • Ahlm
  • Zerdu Ahlm
  • Ahlm
  • May 24, 1869
  • Vasteras, Sweden
  • August 26, 1956
  • Chicago, Illinois
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  • Stockholm, Sweden

    1903 - 1956: Chicago, Illinois

    1906: 3964 Langley Ave., Chicago, Illinois
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 1574 Kenmore Ave., Chicago, Illinois
  • Painter-Acrylic
  • 1889-1891:  Royal Swedish Academy of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
    1896:  Axel Tallberg
    Académie Colarossi, Paris, France
    Alte Pinakothek, Munich
  • Belgium, England, Italy, Norway
  • domestic interiors landscapes portraits of women
  • 1905, 1906: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1905: Old Homestead, Sweden)

    1905, 1911, 1912: Swedish-American art exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois

    Berlin, Dresden, and Munich Germany

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Queen Silvia of Sweden
  • Chicago Artists' Guild

    L'Union International des Beaux Arts et des Lettres

    Swedish Academy of Art

  • painting conservator
  • Ahlm trained in art conservation with F.C. Sessig at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.  Her talent won her a number of important commissions, including restoring family portraits belonging to Queen Victoria of Sweden. In 1903, she took a position as assistant restorer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York.  She eventually settle in Chicago (in mid-1910s?), where she worked as an art conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago as well as other art institutions and for private collectors, becoming one of this country's top conservators.