Alexander Klingspor was born in Stockholm in 1977. After starting his education studying under
Swedish artist and illustrator Michael Boston, at age 22, Klingspor moved to Kansas City,
Missouri, to apprentice under the renowned American illustrators and painters Mark English and
John English. Upon returning to Stockholm, he joined the workshop of Magnus Bratt, a copyist
for Sweden’s National Museum specializing in sixteenth-century oil painting. Later on,
Klingspor studied structural anatomy with sculptors Chris Raccioppi, Paul Oestreicher, and
Frank Porcu at the Art Students League in New York.
Between 2008 and 2019, Klingspor lived in New York City, where he focused on large-scale, multi-figurative oil paintings addressing questions of consumption, isolation, and imagination. With gallery representation in New York, Stockholm, and London, he maintained studios in New York’s Union Square and Stockholm’s Royal Academy and his work was exhibited at Christie’s Stockholm, the LA Art Show, the Miami Art Fair, and Sweden's Waldemarsudde and VIDA museums, as well as numerous international galleries.
Among Klingspor’s commissioned projects were paintings for foundations helmed by Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden and Prince Albert II of Monaco, the latter benefitting global environmental sustainability. In 2018, Klingspor also collaborated with novelist Sir Salman Rushdie and composer Ittai Shapira on “The Midnight’s Children Project,” a visual and musical interpretation of Rushdie’s award-winning novel exploring the use of magical realism to make sense of cultural conflict. The musical score was performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the project was an official selection at numerous film festivals, including the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
Beginning in 2020, Klingspor expanded to bronze sculpture, casting his work at the acclaimed Perseo Foundry in Switzerland. Early pieces were shown at the London Art Fair in 2022, with the largest on display from October 2023 to June 2024 in New York’s Union Square Park. Notable collectors of Klingspor’s work include Iris Cantor, Whoopi Goldberg, and Stellan Skarsgård.