Olof Ahlberg started out his career as a furniture decorator and ornament carver. In 1901, he began his studies at the University College of Arts, Crafts & Design, which was called Tekniska Skolan at that time. Later, Ahlberg continued his studies in France and Italy. Back in Sweden, he made sculptures and burial monuments for churches. Ahlberg’s preferred materials were wood and stone. In addition to his work for churches, he made portraits, fountain sculptures and depictions of people. These works were classicist in style, and sometimes even archaic, with clear Art Nouveau influences and an antique aesthetic. Olof Ahlberg’s work can be seen at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.