Egron Lundgren studied at the Academy of Stockholm. But then he went out into the world. After a few years in Paris, he went to Italy in 1841 and a few years later to Spain. He settled in the mid 1850s in London where he had great success as a portrait painter. With London as a starting point he made then additional trips to both Italy and Spain, but also to Egypt and India. His reportage paintings from the sepoy uprising in India is considered to be one of the highlights of his career. His watercolor techniques developed over the years into a fast, dissolved technique in clean, bright colors and light brushstrokes. England, with its misty islands came to full expression in the works of his many travels. His last years were spent in Stockholm but also from there he continued his travels. At his death in 1875 he was one of our most internationally acclaimed artists.