artist: Inga Hense (Swedish 1919-1999)
medium: oil on board
dimensions: 33 x 24 cm (pane) / 43 1/2 x 34 1/2 cm (framed size)
signed and dated 57
presented in its original frame
AU $660 (approx US $485 / 415 EUROS / 53,500 yen / 350 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Inga Sylvia Hense was born on 31 March, 1919 in Helsingborg. She was a Swedish painter and textile artist.
She studied at the Konstfackskolan (Academy of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm from 1937 to 1941, and then at the Konsthögskolan (Academy of Fine Arts) in Stockholm between 1941 and 1943. She took study trips abroad - to France in 1946, and to England and Scotland in 1948. She showed in numerous exhibitions including multiple years in the ‘Unga tecknare’ (Young Artists) exhibition at the National Museum in Stockholm, a number of times in the Helsingborg Art Association's spring exhibitions,
the ‘7 unga från Konstakademien’ at Killbergs konstsalong in Helsingborg in 1943, Konstnärernas salong in Helsinki in 1946, Lidköpings konstförening in 1950, the ‘Konstklubben 52’ in Helsingborg in 1952, and ‘Kulla-konst’ in Höganäs in 1951.
Hense painted landscapes, figurative and still life works in colourful surfaces with mosaic-like planes gathered into a decorative overall structure. She produced hand woven tapestries. Examples of her work were held at National Museum (with an ink drawing) and the now closed Vikingsberg Art Museum in Helsingborg (with an oil painting)
She passed away in 1999.