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English: Carl Ola Jonas Åkesson, born September 6, 1879 in Malmö in Sweden, died June 22, 1970 in Bjärred, Skåne, Sweden, was a Swedish artist, painter and draftsman. Jonas Åkesson was one of Skåne's foremost portrait painters, and his paintings are in many castles, mansions and boardrooms. One of the better-known works are "Crown Prince's Hussar Regiment last officer corps" (1924-1933), available at Malmö Art Museum in the Castle Malmöhus in Malmö. Among all of the faces that are on the board you can also find Jonas Åkesson himself. At the Art Academy (Konstakademien) in Stockholm, where he studied duriing the years 1901-1903, Åkesson had Gustaf Cederström (who painted Karl XII's funeral) as a teacher, and then he had the very famous Léon Bonnat as a teacher in Paris. Both Cederström himself as the Swedish artist Nils Forsberg the elder (1842-1934), born in Riseberga in Skåne and died in Helsingborg, and the Danish painter Peder Severin Kröyer had, moreover, also studied with Léon Bonnat. Forsberg was living in Paris between 1867 and 1902 where he was a student of painter Léon Bonnat. During his time in Bonnats school Forsberg founded acquaintance with the contemporary Swedish artist Gustaf Cederström.