artist: Gunnar Söderman (Swedish 1900-1974)
medium: oil on canvas
dimensions: 41 1/2 x 34 cm canvas size / 61 x 35 1/2 cm frame size (approx)
signed and dated 1963-64
presented in its original frame
AU $570 (approx US $370 / 340 EUROS / 56,000 yen / 295 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
** Was on show and for sale at Danish Red - 1214 High Street Armadale VIC - now sold
Alfred Gunnar Söderman was born 13 June 1900 in Ornö parish, Stockholm. He was a Swedish painter, illustrator and sculptor.
Söderman, who came from an old family of fishermen and boat builders, studied art at Althin's målarskola (School of Painting) in Stockholm from 1918 to 1920, at the Kungliga konsthögskolan (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) in Stockholm between 1924 and 1930,. He later studied in 1952 at Académie Ranson in Paris. He then made private study trips to Spain, France and Italy.He had solo exhibitions in Ervalla, Örebro, Lindesberg and Nora. Alongside fellow artist Soldanella Oyler, he exhibited in Karlskoga in 1961. He showed at numerous group exhibition including ones held at Örebro County Museum and Örebro County Artists' Club exhibitions. He is best know for his landscapes from France, Italy and in Sweden from the coast at Ornö in the Stockholm archipelago and Bergslagen. He also painted portraits and figurative works.
Examples of his work are held in the collections of Örebro County Museum, Gustav VI Adolf's collection, Institut Tessin and with portraits at the Lillkyrka and Ödeby churches.
He passed away in 1974 in Skärmarboda.