He was born on February 18, 1860 in Ivraden near Mura, Sweden. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts (1875 - 1877) and the Academy of Arts (1877 - 1881) in Stockholm; From 1882 to 1885 he worked in the United Kingdom, and from 1888 to 1896 he worked in Paris. Visits Italy, Spain, Russia and the United States. He died on August 22, 1920 in Mura.
Influenced by impressionism, Zorn works in a free and masterly, almost sketchy manner. Builds shapes with juicy and boldly applied brush strokes.
The individuality of the models, the peculiarities of facial expressions and gestures, the expression of the person with a fleeting mood are masterfully reflected in the portraits of Zorn (Portrait of SI Mamontov in 1896 at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow), the rich play of lights and shadows distinguish his numerous etchings. (Omnibus 1891, Madonna 1900). The bronze statuettes created by Zorn are characterized by their soft and generalized plastic shapes.