Thure Cederström was the son of Count Claes Anton Cederström and Catharina Fredrika Aschan and cousin of Gustaf Cederström . He first trained in the military profession and was appointed lieutenant at Livgardet on horseback in 1868.
He applied for leave in 1871 to devote himself entirely to art and began art studies in 1868-1869 through studies for Hugo Salmson in Paris , France. He then studied in Germany in Düsseldorf , Weimar and Munich in 1872–1877 . The city of Munich also became his home life. He participated in the Art Academy's exhibitions several times during the 1880s. At an art exhibition in London in 1879 he was awarded a bronze medal. At the international art exhibitions in Munich he was Swedish-Norwegian Commissioner in 1883, Swedish Commissioner in 1888 and a member of the prize jury in 1892. He was appointed agré at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm1882 and elected as a member in 1889 . His art consists of genre paintings in Eduard von Grützner's style, humorous monastic scenes, interiors and figures. Several of his works ended up in private and public collections in Sweden, and he is represented with Fresh News in the National Museum 1 Stockholm and Munk reading a jokes in the Gothenburg Art Museum 2 and Lund University .