artist: Esaias Thorén (Swedish 1901-1981)
medium: oil on panel
dimensions: 32 x 40 cm panel size / 48 x 56 cm frame size (approx)
presented in its original inner linen frame with a new outer hand finished timber frame
AU $1775 (approx US $1075 / 980 EUROS / 116,000 yen / 855 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Esaias Thorén was born November 9, 1901 in Halmstad. He was a Swedish painter, draftsman, print maker and sculptor, and member of the renowned Halmstad group.
Thorén first initially wanted to be a musician, but after seeing a painting by influential Swedish artist Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, he starts painting. In 1923 he meet fellow artist Sven Jonson and formed the group De unga (The Young) with Axel Olson as teacher. In 1924 they exhibited in Halmstad. Thorén then studied at Wilhelmson's painting school in Stockholm in 1925 and a undertook a study trip to Paris with Sven Jonson in 1926. Along with Jonson, they formed Modern reklam (Modern Advertising) in 1927, a combined studio and painting school. In 1929, the Halmstad group is formed. In 1930 he shows in Otto G. Carlsund's exhibition Art Concret in Stockholm. 1931 studies in print making at the Konsthögskolan (Academy of Arts) in Stockholm.
During the latter part of his artistry, Thorén partially left the surrealist imagery for a more decorative still life painting style, often with beach finds and fish as characteristic features. Thorén is represented in many public collections including the National Museum in Stockholm, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Norrköping Art Museum and the Kalmar Art Museum.