artist: Wiking Svensson (Swedish 1915-1979)
medium: original wood block print
dimensions: 47 1/2 x 66 1/2 cm framed size (approx)
signed and dated 56
presented in a new hand finished timber frame with double thick archival mat and non-reflective UV glass
AU $895 (approx US $620 / 610 EUROS / 84,000 yen / 515 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Wiking Svensson was born on February 23, 1915 in Ölme in Värmland. He was a Swedish artist.
Svensson studied with André Lhôte, Othon Friesz, Edmond Mac Avoy and Fernand Legér in Paris where he lived and worked for a decade between 1946 and 1956. During the Paris period, he had exhibitions at a number of galleries including the Musée des Art Moderne and the Ticino Institute. He is represented at the Ticino Institute and at the Musée de Pau in France. During his time in Paris, he experimented in different directions in his work before arriving at a non-figurative painting in dark colours, where the light breaks through in the centre and fades towards the sides. During the 1960s, he switched to expressive, deformed figures in thickly built-up oil paint.
After his 10 years in Paris he returned to Sweden, settling in Gothenburg and for a period in Dalsland. In addition to exhibiting in Sweden he participated in a large number of international exhibitions, including shows in San Francisco Brussels and traveling exhibitions in Spain in 1964 and the Biennale in Antibes and in Oslo in 1965.
Examples of Svensson’s work are held in the collections at the National Museum and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Gothenburg Art Museum, Malmö Museum Norrköping Art Museum, Värmland Museum Borås Art Museum, Västerås City Art Collection and the Kiruna City Art Collection.
Svensson passed away in 1979.