artist: Hans Osswald (Swedish 1919-1983)
medium: oil on canvas
dimensions: 48 x 33 cm canvas size / 55 x 40 cm frame size
presented in it's original frame
Hans Osswald was born August 29, 1919 in Kungs-Barkarö, Västmanland. He was a Swedish painter and graphic artist.
Osswald was best know for his abstract works in oil, watercolour and gouache and more graphic work as woodcuts. In addition to his fine art he also worked as a book illustrator. He had numerous solo exhibitions throughout his career and debuted at Louis Hahn's konsthandel in Stockholm in 1947, followed by solo exhibitions in Örebro in 1951 and Kalmar in 1952. He participated in group exhibitions with the Dalarna Art Association, an ABF exhibition in Ludvika in 1951 and in the traveling 'Graphic and Sculpture’ (Grafik och Skulpturs) exhibition in 1953.
Osswald’s work is represented in public collections including the National Museum in Stockholm, The King's Graphic Collection, Malmö Museum, Eskilstuna Museum, Gävle Museum and The Brooklyn Museum.
Osswald passed away in 1983 in Malmö aged 64.