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About Sven Lindauer

With over forty years of experience, Sven’s paintings have developed into a unique style full of color with a touch of whimsy.

A Lifetime of Experience

At the start of his career, Sven’s work most heavily featured popular Western motifs, ranging in style from loose sketches to photorealistic paintings. At that time, his work as a ranch hand inspired much of the subject matter in his art. He has spent the next four decades perfecting his craft, refining his style, and creating records of history that are brimming with life. 

As he developed his own distinctive style, Sven was recognized for his striking images of wildlife and horses. He was awarded Artist of the Year three years in a row by the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, MT, and featured on ESPN painting on location at the Kentucky Oaks Horse Races. Most recently, Sven’s work has been focused on historical painting, including work for National Geographic TV, and being the Official Historical Artist for the US Marshall Service Museum.

His pieces often have people smiling and laughing, doing everyday activities, and in community with one another. In understanding other peoples, it is integral to see our similarities, and recognize that we are not so different from each other. The whimsy and life in his most recent paintings aims to convey this idea through visual artwork.

In December of 2020, Sven published his book, The Art and Crafts of Ancient Scandinavia. Bursting with historical knowledge and vibrant illustrations, this book is a reflection on the ingenuity and beauty of ancient Scandinavian culture. It is the first in a series of six books intended to revise the modern perception of the Vikings as a bloodthirsty people, and instead focus on the overwhelmingly positive aspects of their daily lives.


Sven Lindauer is a master painter, and uniquely expressive in his artistry. Throughout his career, Sven’s work has been featured all over the world. His work is in notable private collections in Australia, Argentina, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. He is the only living artist in the private collection with the most works by Manet and VanGogh, the Ishibashi Museum in Tokyo, Japan. He is featured in the Japanese Parliament Permanent Collection in Tokyo, Japan; the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR; and the US Marshal Service International Headquarters Historical Room in Washington D.C.; among several other permanent features.

Consignment Work

Sven is happy to discuss a one-of-a-kind, custom painting for you. Whether you want to memorialize a favorite pet or capture a scene close to your heart, Sven has the ability to create a highly detailed piece for you. Contact us to learn more.


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