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Axel Hermann Haig, 1835-1921

Nationality: Swedish
Date of Birth: 1835.11.19
Place of Birth: Katthammarsvik, Gotland
Date of Death: 1921.08.23
Place of Death: Southsea


Axel Herman Haig was a Swedish printmaker, painter and architect.


Haig studied architecture in London where he worked Ewan Christian and William Burges. Influenced by Burges in the late 1870s he began etching medieval architecture in Scotland with the initial intention of bringing out a publication. He also contributed illustrations to The Architect. In 1882 he was awarded a medal for his etchings at the Paris Salon and was elected an honorary member of the Swedish Royal Academy. He was also a member of the Royal Academy of Painter-Etchers in London.


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