Lim-Johan and The Remarkable Honesty
He achieves his major breakthrough only after his death; when his art is discovered by the philosophy doctor Philibert Humbla in the late 1940s. In the exhibition, visitors get to experience Lim-Johan's painting, woodcarving, and photography.
A true animal lover
After his mental health deteriorated in his thirties, he was admitted to the psychiatric hospital Upsala Hospital Asylen for eight years. From that period, some wood carvings are preserved, such as the lying dog displayed in the exhibition. He was a true animal lover, and his artworks reflect the calm soul of domesticated animals.
His inner dream world
After help from friends to leave the hospital, he was able to return to his hometown. In the beginning, after returning home, he moved around between different farms. After a while, he acquired a piece of land and was able to build his own cottage. There, Lim-Johan lived until the end of his life. It was in this little cottage that he created most of the paintings displayed in the exhibition. In the paintings, we get to experience his rich inner dream world.
Visit the exhibition
Welcome to the Hallwyl museum and experience 18 paintings, out of a total of 29 preserved paintings by Lim-Johan, along with ten wood carvings, eight glass negatives, as well as photographs and personal items. The exhibition is displayed on the Guest Room Floor and opens on March 22, 2024.
- Regular admission: SEK 120 (retirees and students)
- Free admission for children and youth aged 0-18.
Information for your visit
- Wardrobe: It is not allowed to bring jackets or bags into the museum. There are lockers in the museum entrance.
- Food and beverages: It is not allowed to bring food and beverages into the museum.
- Strollers: Due to safety reasons, strollers are not allowed inside the museum. The nearest place to secure strollers is at Norrmalmstorg.
The Hallwyl Museum has five floors, but unfortunately, no elevator. The only way around the museum is via stairs. The number of steps varies depending on where you want to go in the house. If you want to take a guided tour of the house, it means at least 103 steps up and down.