artist: Gösta Larsson (Swedish 1912-1978)
dimensions: 41 x 50 cm frame size / 22 x 29 cm image size (approx)
signed and numbered 204/300
presented in a new archival mat with non reflective UV glass and hand finished timber frrame
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Gösta David Larsson was born November 28, 1912 in Gothenburg. He was a Swedish print maker and painter.
Larsson studied art at the Slöjdföreningens school in Gothenburg from 1947 to 1949. Following this he studied print making with Harald Sallberg and Emil Johanson-Thor in Stockholm from 1950 to 1951, and then took further studies in print making in Rome and Florence.
He participated in a number of group exhibitions, including Konst i det fria (Art in the Open Air), which was shown in Stockholm in 1954. He was represented in an exhibition of Swedish graphics which was shown in Havana in 1955, and participated in the Göteborgs konstförenings Gothenburg Art Association's Decemberutställningar (December exhibition) at the Gothenburg Art Gallery.
At the FIB competition for print makers he shared the first prize for the best Stockholm themed work with Reinhold Ljunggren with his aquatint ‘Port mot Hötorget’. Together with Torsten Waldemarsson, he established a copper printing company in Gothenburg in 1952 that carried out fine art printing for artists. His art consists of landscapes, often from Italy, figurative and still life works in a variety of mediums including woodcuts, etchings and watercolours.
Larsson is represented in a number of public collections including the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
He passed away at the age of 65 on February 25, 1978 in Gothenburg.