artist: Dorothy Ruhne (Swedish 1908-1973)
medium: oil on canvas
dimensions: 40 x 20 cm canvas size / 53 x 33 cm frame size (approx)
signed and dated 58
presented in a new hand painted off white timber frame
AU $540 (approx US $365 / 7350 EUROS / 49,000 yen / 300 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Elsie Dorothy Eleonor Ruhne-Sempinski was born 3 June 1908 in New York. She was a Swedish artist.
Ruhne initially too evening studies in painting at Harald Billmans Målarskola (painting school) in Västerås in between 1927 and 1928, and for several years she was hobbyist painter in addition to her work as secretary. She continued her art studies at Essem-skolan in Malmö from 1947 to 1949, and then worked as a full-time artist. In 1951 she married Polish born artist Tadeusz (Teddy) Antonio Martya Sempinski who had moved from Poland to Sweden in 1947.
She exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions. Together with Ann-Marie Ekbom-Wikström and Lage Hellman, she exhibited at Östlings Konsthall in Västerås in 1948 and together with her husband at Västerås Art Association's gallery in 1956 and separately in Ramnäs, Västmanland. She exhibited in group shows including Colliouristerna in Malmö, the Septembergruppens hiking exhibition in Bergslagen and with the Västerås art association's Christmas exhibitions at the art gallery in Västerås. She was awarded the Västerås Culture Award in 1954.
Ruhne painted a variety of subject matter across different mediums including oil, pastel and tempera.
Examples of her work are held in the collection of the Västerås Art Association's gallery and Västerås Council Offices.
Ruhne-Sempinski passed away in 1973