Lena Holger is a writer, art historian and curator.
She was previously chief curator at the National Museum in Stockholm and has ‘also created a large number of cultural and art exhibitions throughout the Nordic countries. She is an expert on women artists around the turn of the twentieth century, particularly the Finnish artist Helene Schjerfbeck. She edited Helene Schjerfbeck: och jag målar ändå. Brev till Maria Wiik 1907–1928 (‘Helene Schjerfbeck: And Still I Paint. Letters to Maria Wiik 1907–1928’), a volume of Schjerfbeck’s correspondence that was published in 2011. Her brief biography of Schjerfbeck was published as part of a series by the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki in 2016. Further biographies include one of Helmer Osslund, published in 2008, and of the Finnish artist Ellen Thesleff, published in 2016. Her book Lisa Bauer: tecknare och glaskonstnär (‘Lisa Bauer: Illustrator and Glass Artist’) was published in 2021. Holger contributed a chapter to Axel Törneman och Modernismen (‘Axel Törneman and Modernism’) published by Bokförlaget Stolpe in 2022. She contributed five brief biographies of Swedish women sculptors to the volume Nordic Women Sculptors at the Turn of the 20th Century, published by Sweden’s National Museum in 2022.