artist: Georg Andreas Källkvist (Swedish 1913-1994)
medium: oil on panel
dimensions: 19 x 24 cm panel size / 31 x 36 cm frame size (approx)
dated 1949 verso
presented in its original frame with wear and patina consistent with age
AU $515 (approx US $335 / 310 EUROS / 49,000 yen / 265 GBP - for exact current value visit xe.com)
Georg Andreas Källkvist was born July 16, 1913 in Boston, USA. He was a Swedish painter and print maker.
Källkvist spent his early years in the USA and moved back to Sweden in 1917 and grew up with his grandfather and grandmother in Djurås ,Gagnef. After finishing school Källkvist studied at Edward Berggren's målarskola (painting school) from 1932 to 1933, and at the Académie Julian in Paris from 1938 to 1939. He took private study trips to France and Greece.
His first solo exhibition was held at Modern konst i hemmiljö (Modern art in home environment) in 1941 and it was followed by numerous solo exhibitions over the years. He exhibited alongside Beth Zeeh at Gummeson's konsthall in 1949 and 1953, and with Gunnar Persson at Lorensberg's konstsalong. He participated in group exhibitions with the Dalarna's konstförening Sveriges allmänna konstförening (Sweden's general art association) and Bumerangen at Liljevalch's konsthal. He lived for long periods in Stockholm before he and his wife settled in Torshälla in 1963.
Källkvist was awarded several cultural scholarships and was awarded the state's artist grant on several occasions. In 1987 he was named Sörmland Artist of the Year. Källkvist painted portraits, figure compositions, landscapes and still life s mainly executed in oil often with a Cubist element. In addition to his own fine art, he was active as a course leader in painting from 1970 to 1990. Among his students was the sculptor Gunnar Carl Nilsson.
Examples of his work are held in the collections of National Museum in Stockholm, Norrköping Art Museum, Eskilstuna Art Museum and the Borås Art Museum. A retrospective exhibition of Källkvist's art was shown at the Ebeling Museum in 2003.
Källkvist passed away on December 29, 1994 in Torshälla.