artist: Ingvar Walterström (Swedish 1920-1988)
medium: oil on canvas
dimensions: 63 1/2 x 52 1/2 cm framed size
presented in a new hand finished timber frame
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Nils Ingvar Astor Walterström was born March 26, 1920 in Örebro Ljungbyhed. He was a Swedish painter and interior designer.
He was the son of the electrician Nils Walterström and Valborg Edit Linnea Askling and in 1945 married his wife - Elsy Signe Erika Johnsson.
After graduating from the Köpmannainstitutet (Merchant Institute) in Stockholm, Walterström worked as an interior designer from 1936, then head interior designer decorator 1945 to 1949. Walterström studied art at Berggrens målarskola (painting school) in 1940 and periodically at the Skånska målarskolan between 1953 and 1962. He took self-study during trips to Germany, the Netherlands, France and Belgium. Walterström exhibited in in Helsingborgs konstförenings (Art Association) exhibitions at the Vikingsberg Art Museum and Kulla Artin Höganäs. He initially painted cityscapes and landscapes in oil or watercolour, but from the 1960s he switched predominantly to abstract non-figurative works. Walterström is represented in the collection of the Malmö kommuns skolförvaltning.
He passed away at the age of 68 on July 31, 1988.