artist: Bertil Gadö (Swedish 1916–2014)
medium: oil on board
dimensions: 37 x 45 cm art size (approx) / 46 x 54 cm framed size (approx)
signed and dated -45
presented in a new frame with off white painted timber liner frame and stained outer hardwood frame
AU $820 (approx US $560 / 530 EUROS / 75,000 yen / 455 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Karl Bertil Gadö was born July 20, 1916 in Malmö. He was a Swedish painter and print maker.
Gadö studied art at the Skånska Målarskolan (Skåne Painting School )in Malmö between 1933 and 1935 and during his own self-study trips.
He debuted in a group exhibition in Malmö in 1939 and exhibited in his first solo exhibition at the SDS-centralen in Malmö in 1943. 1947 alongside Lars Engström, he exhibited at the Malmö Rådhus. Between 1941 and 1951 he showed annually in the Skåne Art Association's Autumn exhibitions. In 1948 he exhibited for the first time in Stockholm at HSB's exhibition, God konst i alla hem (Good art in all homes). In 1951 he participated in the exhibition Skånekonstnärer (Scania artists) at Liljevalch's art gallery. With the group Skånsk avantgardekonst (Scanian avant-garde art) he exhibited at the Malmö museum in 1949 (where the group published a catalogue with contributions by E. Leiser and Elsa Grave as well as illustrations in original graphics). In 1951 in Hälsingborg and in Stockholm, he exhibited as part of the artists’ collective Imaginisterna (The Imaginists). In 1951 he exhibited in the Biennale at the Museo de Arte Moderna in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The follow year he was elected to an international surrealist group (with, among others, the Germans Edgar Ende, R. Schlichter and the American Kurt Seligmann.
Gadö is represented at in public collections in Sweden including the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and the Malmö Museum.
Gadö passed away in 2014.