Anna-Eva Bergman (1909 -1987) Abstract expressionist artist. Born in Stockholm, Bergman grew up in Norway and attended Oslo's School of Applied Arts (1927) and the School of Applied Arts in Vienna (1928). The artist relocated to Paris in 1929, studying at the Academy André Lhote and the Académie Scandinave. She was a modernist artist and part of the School of Paris. Her abstract paintings were often inspired by nature and based on abstracted motifs. Recognised for her exploration of rhythm, line, light, and volume, Anna-Eva Bergman created abstract paintings inspired by the natural landscapes of Scandinavia and Spain. It was in Paris that Bergman met German painter Hans Hartung, to whom she was twice married. Bergman and Hartung spent much of their time from the 1950s onwards in Antibes, France, which is now home to the Fondation Hartung-Bergman.