'Abstract Form in Black and Sepia' by Hilding Eklund

'Abstract Form in Black and Sepia' by Hilding Eklund

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AU $3,200.00
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AU $3,200.00

artist: Hilding Eklund (Swedish 1909-1999)

medium: gouache on paper

dimensions: 30 x 42 cm art size / 43 x 56 cm framed size (approx)
signed and dated 52

* currently being framed in a new hand finished timber box frame with archival mat, backing and non-reflective UV glass - back at the gallery late May, 2024. If purchased in the meantime we will fulfil your order as soon as the frame is back from the framing workshop.

AU $3200 (approx US $2125 / 1965 EUROS / 331,000 yen / 1685 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)

* examples of Eklund's work are held in a number of public collections in Sweden, - click here to see the work in the collection of the Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art), Stockholm.

artist biography
Hilding Oskar Eklund was born on December 14, 1909 in the Northern Swedish city of Alby, Medelpad. He was a painter, print maker and sculptor.

Eklund studied under the Swedish artist and designer Edvin Ollers at the Konstfack (Swedish State University of Art, Design and Crafts) in Stockholm. He took private study trips to France and Holland.

He painted painted small abstract works on paper in gouache. He also produced woodcuts. As a sculptor Eklund in multiple mediums including bronze, concrete and wood.

In 2011 Eklund was included in a group exhibition of works from the Sundsvall Museum's collections alongside Helmer Osslund (1866-1938), Sigrid Hjertén (1885-1948), Leander Engström (1886-1927), Sune Blomqvist (1919-1989), Olle Mattsson (1904-1976) and Kalle Hedberg (1894-1959).

Among his public works is a large wooden sculpture in Sundsvall titled 'Ether Messenger' (Eterns Budbärare).

Examples of Eklund’s work are held in the collections of Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sundsvall Museum and Västerbotten Museum.

He passed away at the age of 89 on January 12, 1999 in Täby.