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Elsa Björkman-Goldschmidt.jpgElsa Andrea Elisabeth Björkman-Goldschmidt (April 16, 1888 – April 6, 1982) was a Swedish writer, journalist and artist .

She was the daughter of Colonel Fredrik Björkman and Maria Heyman and from 1921 married to chief physician Waldemar Goldschmidt. Björkman-Goldschmidt studied at the Academy of Fine Arts etching school 1909-1910 and in Bruge 1910-1911 and during trips to Italy. In addition to Sweden, she participated in exhibitions in Oslo, Leipzig, Vienna, Paris, Rome and San Francisco. As a graphic artist, she worked with etching,woodcuts and lithography. Her art has been described as a graphic equivalent of turn-of-the-century mood painting. She was a Swedish Red Cross delegate in Russia 1916-1918 and director of Save the Children's operations in Vienna 1919-1924. She worked as a journalist in Vienna from 1928 to 1938. Björkman-Goldschmidt was a member of the Society De Nio from 1950 and editor of the Swedish literature magazine in 1958. Björkman-Goldschmidt was a close friend of the poet and artist Harriet Löwenhjelm and was appointed by Löwenhjelm to manage her literary and artistic estate. This resulted in Björkman-Goldschmidt participating in the publication of Löwenhjelm's poems and letters and writing the first biography of Harriet Löwenhjelm. Björkman-Goldschmidt is buried at the Northern Cemetery. [4] Björkman-Goldschmidt is represented at moderna museet[5], Uppsala University Library[6], Gothenburg Art Museum, Dresden Museum and at the Albertina in Vienna.

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