Growing up Agge was the son of botanist and professor Nils Johan Andersson and artist Anna Tigerhielm , and brother of artist Elias Anckers . His sisters were also artistic. Acke grew up in Bergielund, the predecessor of the Bergius Botanic Garden , which was located between today''''''''s Vasa Park and Karlbergsvägen , where his father, who was curator at the Museum had his official residence. As a child he accompanied his father on expeditions to Lapland and Gotland , and illustrated his father''''''''s early works with her flower paintings. Education [ edit ] Acke was already like 14-year-old student at the Royal Academy school principle , he continued his studies at the Academy for 1882 and thereafter he spent a period at the Edward Perseus free art school. He made trips to Holland and Belgium and to France where he studied etching for FA Milus . Acke rejected academic studies and eventually joined the rebellious young artists at the Art Academy, but completed his studies there, however. Önningeby colony and marriage MAIL-BOAT in the pack ice , I Acke 1889th Oil on canvas. Andersudde . Acke came in 1886 Åland Islands and became a member of Önningeby colony , a Swedish-Finnish artist colony who worked there approximately between 1886 and 1914 and whose founder was the Finnish painter Victor Westerholm . Acke painted a lot in Åland and enjoyed the other artists who saw him as a bit odd, energetic and humorous person. He spoke jokingly of the Åland Islands as "maland". haymaker is his most famous works from this period. Among the artists was a rebellious mood against the academic painting and the Dusseldorf School , and it took the impression of naturalism and later impressionist . Acke differed from the other artists in that he also painted outdoors in winter designs from Åland. Outdoor Painting outdoors in winter was unusual which for practical reasons. 1887 Acke met his future wife Eva Maria Topelius in Önningeby, but the relationship was only just friendly. As emotions began to be torn between Acke Eva Topelius and Anna Wengberg , a Swedish artist who also painted in Önningeby, but it was Eva Topelius he married in 1891, with her father, the Finnish-Swedish author Zacharias Topelius . The continuing his career in Sweden and Finland [ edit ] In the 1890s, was Acke with the restoration of the medieval frescos in Uppsala Cathedral . He worked for years at a large painting, Snöljus , depicting winter fishing on the ice in Åland and had high hopes for the painting that was sent to the salon in Paris, but was rejected after which the couple Ackes visit to Åland thinned slightly. They lived at times in Finland and at times in Sweden during the first years of their marriage and took part in the Finnish art world. They spent much of his father in law, partly for economic reasons. After Zacharias Topelius death in 1898, they came to be increasingly directed towards Sweden and the Swedish art world. Vaxholm [ edit ] 1901 the couple moved Acke to Vaxholm and his home Villa Akleja. The marriage remained childless, but during a trip to Italy 1900-1901, they met an Italian family whose son Fausto Alessio the adoptees 1903rd He was three years old. In Sweden, the couple came to spend time with several of the passage of more famous artists such as Carl and Karin Larsson and Richard Lindstrom . Another acquaintance was Verner von Heidenstam as Acke painted a portrait of. 1902-1903 Acke illustrated with a few Finnish artists his father Zacharias Topelius storybooks Reading for Children I and II . He took the name Acke 1904 and was also operating under the pseudonym I and I Acke 1912 did Acke a longer trip to Rio de Janeiro, which affected his paintings, particularly his way of depicting light. The trip came out, however, Ackes economy. Ackes last major work was the frescoes of the Stockholm City Hall . While working on Sweden''''''''s vision for the National Museum , he died suddenly. Works and style [ edit ] One of the JAG Ackes reliefs, from Villa Högberga on Lidingö Meanwhile in Önningeby developed Acke an impressionistic plein air painting style, but later, his works have elements of expressionism , symbolism and art nouveau in the works that night dew and sunbeams from 1895 and the Forest Temple from 1901. After 1904, his works have often been linked in the crowd with outdoor vitalism and its depictions of the naked human body, the sea and sun, as in the Morning Air 1911th After the trip to Brazil , his painting more impressionistic and sketch in the handling of color and light in the Avenida Rio de Janeiro from 1912. Acke painted portraits of family Bonnier and also designed furniture in the Art Nouveau style for a family house Bonniers. Acke was to some extent also active as a sculptor. In their book Improbable Stories (1919), "he says humorously on their whims and antics.