artist: Harry Sandberg (Swedish 1920-1985)
medium: oil on panel
dimensions: 38 x 46 cm panel size / 51 x 69 cm framed size
signed and dated 48
presented in its original frame
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Sven Harry Elis Sandberg, born April 20, 1920 in Själevad, Örnsköldsvik, was a Swedish painter, sculptor and ceramicist.
Sandberg studied at the Konstfackskolan (Academy of Fine Arts) from 1944 to 1946, then undertook an internship with Maggie Wibom from 1946 to 1948, followed by three years at Gustavsberg's porcelain factory under famed Swedish ceramicist and painter Wilhelm Kåge between 1948 and 1950. He and his wife started a ceramics workshop in Karlstad in 1950, which he shared with her until the mid-1970s, despite their separation in 1958. From the late 1950s Sandberg travelled to Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium to study art and concentrate entirely on painting, completely retiring from sculpture and ceramics. He was awarded the Värmland Museum's Friends travel scholarship in 1958.
He participated in the group exhibitions including ‘Unga tecknare’ at the National Museum in Stockholm annually between 1947 and 1954, at the Swedish General Art Association annually between 1954 and 1957, Stockholm Salon in 1958, Mölndal City Hall in 1955, and the Värmland Art Association annually for 20 years between 1951 and 1970. Sandberg had solo exhibitions at Värmland's Museum, Galleri Brinken in Stockholm, Galleri Gripen, Karlskoga konsthall and Örnsköldsvik. From the late 1950s Sandberg travelled to Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium to study art and concentrate entirely on painting, completely retiring from sculpture and ceramics. He was awarded the Värmland Museum's Friends travel scholarship in 1958.
His ceramic production consisted mainly of sculptural objects such as birds, fish, vases, while the paintings have a colour and a design language that fit into the 1950s and 1960s.
Among his public art are polychrome ceramic reliefs for the Resurrection Chapel in Själevad in 1954, HSB Karlstad in 1958, Älvkullegymnasiet and the Central Hospital in Karlstad, anda painted wooden relief for the medical centre in Munkfors.
Sandberg is represented in collections in Sweden including the Värmland Museum, Karlstad Municipality, Värmland County Council, and Gustav VI Adolf's collection.
Sandberg passed away aged 64 on February 16, 1985 in Karlstad.