Nilsson, Axel

(1872 - 1924)

Axel Rudolf Nilsson was a Swedish curator, photographer, architect and painter. In 1909 Axel Nilsson was hired to coordinate the creation of the Röhsska konstslöjdmuseet in Gothenburg, whose first curator he became when the museum opened in 1916.

Next to his museum work, he was a teacher of architecture at the Technical University in Stockholm from 1904-1912. He was also active as a painter and he designed furniture for his friends. His eldest son, Christian Axel-Nilsson (1934-2012), became museum director at Röhsska in 1986.