Lars Lerin was born and raised in Munkfors, Värmland County. He studied at the school of Gerlesborg 1974-75 and at the Department of Fine Arts at Valand, 1980-84.
Lars Lerin is considered to be the world’s now living leading artist in the watercolor technique. He has had solo exhibitions and group exhibitions at art museums and galleries in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Germany, Norway and the United States. Lars Lerin’s work is exhibited in County Councils and Municipalities in Sweden and Norway. He has his own museum, Sandgrund Lars Lerin, dedicated to his art exclusively.
Lars Lerin is also a prolific author and has since his debute Utpost (1983), written and released more than fifty books.
Apart from his own TV-series, he has participated in several other popular series, such as The stars at the Castle and Who do you think you are?
He is awarded the August Prize, the Selma Lagerlöf Award and the Royal medal Litteris et Artibus and the Mårbacka Prize among many others. He is also carrying the honorary title Doctor of the University of Karlstad. For his TV-series he has been awarded the Crystal (Emmy) as TV personality of the year.
Lars Lerin is an ambassador of UNICEF and Missing People.