After studying at the Art Academy in Stockholm from 1872-78, the Swedish landscape painter Johan Erik Ericson moved to Paris for several years, where he acquired a thorough knowledge of the French plein air painting. When Ericson settled in Gothenburg in 1884, he was already an internationally renowned artist. He found his favourite landscape motifs on the Swedish west coast and on Gotland. Ericson's works won numerous awards and are still traded internationally. Between 1879-84 he exhibited at the Paris Salon, and later at the major art exhibitions in Berlin and Munich.
Today his most important works can be seen in Gothenburg and the National Museum in Stockholm.