artist: Lennart Frisk (Swedish 1918-1991)
medium: oil on canvas
dimensions: 64 x 55 cm canvas / 70 x 60cm framed (approx)
dated 1957 on verso
presented in its original frame
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Lennart Frisk was a Swedish painter, graphic artist and sculptor born February 6, 1918 in Malmö.
Frisk studied in Gothenburg at the Slöjdföreningens School and Valand's art school and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris.
He is best known for his landscape works of Bornholm, Skåne and France, but he painted abstract works. Frisk debuted with a solo exhibition at God Konst in Gothenburg in 1948. He had solo exhibitions in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Helsingborg, Lorensberg Art Salon, Höganäs Museum andKonsthall, Maison des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He also participated in many group exhibitions including shows at Arildsgruppen and the Konstnärernas Samarbetsorganisation (KSO) (Artists' Cooperation Organization) (KSO), Then and Now - Swedish Graphics 1600-1959 in Stockholm 1959 , Ung grafik (Young graphics) in Lund konsthall 1959, Nordiska Grafikunionen (Nordic Graphic Union) at Liljevalchs konsthall in 1960, Grafica V + VI in Lund in 1961 and 1963, Grafiska sällskapet (Graphic Society), Stockholmssalongen in 1961 and 1964, National Museum in 1965, and at the Skåne Art Association between 1959 and 1982. During his last 30 years as an active artist, he was mainly noted for his print editions.
In 1954 Frisk married restaurant founder and ceramicist Rut Lundgren (1918-1980) and together they lived on the Kulla Peninsula in Skåne. After the marriage he started signing his works with Lennart Frisk, Skäret. He was a member of KRO and Gothenburg's Art Club .
Frisk is represented at the National Museum in Stockholm, the Malmö Art Museum, the Helsingborg City Museum, Eskilstuna Museum and in HM King's collections. He produced public works such including a sculpture ‘Lekskulptur Tre K’ at Fredriksdal in Helsingborg 1965-66 and the sculpture group ‘Alla mina hästar för bostadsområde’ for residential area in Örkelljunga 1966-67.
Frisk passed away on April 26, 1991 aged 73.