Signe Thiel, , charcoal. And the room at the Thiel Gallery in which these paintings hang also calls to mind the decorative arts as practised by Carl and Karin Larsson. Carl Larsson, Portrait of Tage Thiel , , watercolour. The way the home was seen in Scandinavia would change around the turn of the twentieth century due in large part to the Swedish philosopher Ellen Key. He made his fortune by investing in areas such as the mining of ore in northern Sweden and the metalworking industry. Carl Larsson Carl Larsson, Azalea , , watercolour.