Hanna Hirsch Pauli was a Swedish artist born in Stockholm. She studied at August Malmström’s Art, followed by a program for women at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and later at the Académie Colarossi in Paris. She was a member of the Konstnärsförbundet artists' association. Like many Swedish artists, Hirsch-Pauli was influenced by the French realists of the 1880s. She painted realistic portraits and national romantic motifs. One of her more famous works is “Frukostdags” (Breakfast time), which portrays a table set for breakfast in nature where Hirsch-Pauli mainly focused on depiction of light, how light penetrates the foliage of the trees and is reflected from the objects on the table. She was married to painter Georg Pauli.