Pauline Neumüller 1857-1908

Emma Mathilda Pauline Åkerlund (nee Neumüller) was born in Sweden in 1857. Her father was Friedrich Neumüller (1824-1892) the industrialist and founder / owner of the Neumüllers Brewery on Södermalm in Stockholm. By the late 1880's Friedrich Neumüller was a millionaire, Knight of the Order of Vasa and a good friend of King Charles XV.

Pauline Neumüller was a pupil at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm. As the popularity of painting 'en plein air' increased in the 1870s - mainly due to with the introduction of paints in tubes and portable easels, the students were encouraged to spend the summer months studying landscape painting in Mariefred (situated in Strängnäs Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden). It was during one of these trips that Pauline first met her future husband, the landscape and genre painter Johan Erik Åkerlund (1856-1902). Pauline and Johan had two children, Eva (1887-1943) and Åke (1887-1958).

Works by Pauline Neumüller are held in the National Museum at Konstakademien.

in 1899, Pauline posed for her friend Carl Larsson (1853-1919), the Swedish painter and interior designer. The resulting portrait, titled Portrait of Pauline Åkerlund became study for his painting Outside Summer Winds are Blowing.