Posts Tagged ‘swedish’

Artist of the moment……..Eric H. Olson



Eric H. Olson was a Swedish visual artist renown for his modernistic style. Eric Olson was born in Sweden in the year 1909. Olson was a painter and printmaker.

Olson began his art career as a landscape painter before switching to a more abstract style in the late 1930s.

Olson was among the first artists to work with light. From painting the artist went on to create works out of glass and later plexiglass.

The artist was based out of Stockholm, Sweden.

Olson worked in many mediums including painting, printmaking, sculpture, and glass. After switching to a more abstract style the artist received many commissions and many works for public places.

Eric Olson passed away in 1996.

Price range information: The artist created prints which can start at $2,000. Original sculpture works and paintings can reach as high as $20,000.




Artist of the moment Hilma Af Klint

Hilma af Klint was born in Karlberg Palace in Sweden in the year 1862. Klint was first a realist painter before becoming one of the first abstract painters to have world wide recognition. Her father was a high ranking Naval commander.

For her artistic education Klint attended the Academy of Fine Art located in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied realist painting of portraits and landscapes.

Klint was part of a group titled the Group of Five. This group was made of five women artists who painted works that had to do with spirituality and mythological ideas.
These works were just a few of her abstract paintings as she produced more than 1,000 abstract works that she wanted to be shown only twenty years after she died.

The Museum of Modern Art located in Stockholm turned the donation of works by the artist.

The artist worked in oils and watercolour.

Hilma af Klint passed away in 1944 at the age of 81 years old.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip some works by Af Klint. The piece is long, but in the first few minutes we get a sense to how big the artist paints. A regular image doesn’t do her paintings justice as she paints in such a large scale.

Artist of the moment….Birger Sandzen

Birger Sandzen, also known as Sven Birger Sandzen, was a wonderful painter of the American landscape with a colorist palette. Sandzen was born in the year 1871 in Blidsburg, Sweden.Sandzen was a wonderful oil painter and printmaker. I enjoy his paintings of trees the most!

At the age of 10 years old began to take classes from a professional artist.

price range information: Woodcuts and prints can be found for at $1,500 to larger oils costing as much as $200,000.

He studied briefly at the University of Lund. He left college and ended up studying with a more informal group of artists that were learning from the master Anders Zorn. After learning from this great master Zorn recommended Sandzen move to Paris. Whilst in Paris Sandzen learned about the new movements of pointillism and impressionism.

In 1894 the artist relocated to the United States and was a collegiate art professor at Bethany College located in Kansas.

In this clip we view a segment from documentary by Colorado Public Television on Birger Sandzen:

Birger Sandzen passed away in 1954 at the age of 83 years old.

If you enjoy the way this artist paints trees check out other artists Albert Handell, Richard Schmid, Lynn Boggess, and Peter Hoffer. All of these artists have unique and wonderful techniques of painting the tree.