artist: Johan Waldenström (Swedish 1926-1986)
medium: gouache on paper
dimensions: 23 x 16 cm image size / 39 x 32.5 cm framed size (approx)
signed and dated 1965
presented in new frame with archival mat, UV museum glass and hand finished timber frame
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Johan Alfred Henning Waldenström was born April 3, 1926 in Örebro. He was a Swedish painter and print maker.
Waldenström studied at Isaac Grünewald and Otte Sköld’s målarskolor (painting school) in Stockholm from 1946 to 1948, with Pierre Olofsson and Lennart Rodhe at Académie Libre between 1948 and 1950, and then with Ragnar Sandberg at the Kungliga konsthögskolan (Royal Institute of Fine Arts) in Stockholm from 1950 to 1955. He took study trips to France, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland and Finland. He was awarded the newspaper Expressen's scholarship, the Royal Academy Brucebo and Kinmanson scholarships, Stockholms arbetarkommuns (Stockholm Workers' Union_ May 1 scholarship, and from awards from the H. Ax: son Johnson and A Sandrew Foundations.
He exhibited widely. Select shows include a three artist show alongside Curt Asker and Gösta Wallmark in Stockholm, solo shows at the Sveagalleriet and Lilla Galleri in Stockholm. mutliple group shows in the Stockholm salons at Liljevalch's art gallery, in the Swedish Artists' Association's exhibition at the Konstakademien (Royal Academy), drawings at the Konstnärshuset in Stockholm, in the exhibition ‘Ni svenske malere’ in Oslo, and with the artist group Spiralensexhibition at Sveagalleriet in Stockholm.
Among his public works are enamel paintings from 1967 at apartment entrances at Harplingegränd and Morupsgränd in Östberghöjden in Stockholm in. His art consisted of purely abstract works along with abstract figurative, still life and landscape works in oil, pastel, gouache and lithography, and enamel and mosaics.
Waldenström is represented in public collections including work at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
He passed away in 1986.