artist: Carsten Ström (Swedish 1913-1995)
dimensions: 30 x 28 cm panel size / 50 x 48 cm frame size
medium: oil on panel
presented in its original frame
** last image is a self portrait by Ström (not for sale).
AU $850 (approx US $590 / 520 EUROS / 61,500 yen / 470 GBP - for exact current value visit xe.com)
Carsten Christian Ström born 13th November 1913 in Malmö was a Swedish painter, ceramicist, illustrator and children's author.
Ström started work in 1930 as a sign painter at the Christenson & Co. sign factory in Malmö and designed, among other things, the original sign for the Malmö City Theater.
In 1935 he attended the The Reimann School of Art and Design in Berlin. Between 1947 and 1948 he studied under the Danish artist Kræsten Iversen at Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts) in Copenhagen. He took study trips to Paris and Spain.
Ström had solo exhibitions at Malmö City Hall (1945 and 1952), at the SDS-hallen in Malmö (1951). From 1941 he exhibited at several of the annual Autumn Salons organised by the Skånes konstförenings (Skånes Artists Association) and in 1953 he exhibited alongside the potter Elsi Bourelius and artist Erik Brandt in Ljungbyhed.
After leaving Christenson & Co Ström opened his own ceramics business, Abbekås Ceramics, where he was chief designer, with the motifs on his ceramics in a similar style as his paintings. He also wrote and illustrated five children's books between 1954 and 1960 with his first being 'Gummiguttas nya hus' (Gummiguttas New House) which was also translated into Norwegian and German. He was member of the Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (National Artists’ Organization), the Skånska Konstnärsklubben (Skåne Artist Club) and the Association of Swedish Cartoonists. Carsten was the brother of the artist and animator Sixten Bernhard Ström (1904-1979).
Carsten Ström died in Malmö aged 81 on 2nd September 1995.