Carl Larsson (1853 - 1919) was a Swedish painter known primarily for his charming paintings of family and interiors. Often using his own children as models, Larsson's beautifully realized watercolors evoke the quiet spirit of family life amid colorful surroundings. His work has made familiar the warm, bright 'look' of Swedish interior style. You can still visit Larsson's family home today in Sundborn, Sweden. Read more about Carl Larsson here.
This is a wonderful book I own and can recommend if you'd like to see more of Carl Larsson's work and read more about his life and times. The Larsson website is a great source of info about currently available books and prints.