artist: Tore Nyberg (Swedish 1911-1993)
medium: oil on canvas
dimensions: 73 x 50 cm canvas size (approx) / 75 1/2 x 52 1/2 cm frame size (approx)
signed and dated 51
presented in a new hand painted white timber frame
AU $1650 (approx US $1190 / 1000 EUROS / 126,000 yen / 905 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Tore Lennart Nyberg was born in Stockholm on 28th September 1911. He was Swedish artist and designer.
He was the son of the xylographer and artist Henning Nyberg and grandson of Christian Jansson, chief executive of the Stockholm Opera. It was thus no coincidence that it was just the world of the arts that attracted him. Nyberg attended the Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm between 1926 and 1930, at the Konsthögskolan (Royal Institute of Art) in Stockholm 1930 and 1931, and also Henrik Blombergs Målarskola (Henrik Blomberg's Painting School) in Stockholm. Nyberg lived all his life in Stockholm, initially at Villagatan 13. Eventually, he settled in the fields surrounding the Observatorielund where he lived with the artist and wife Birgit Forssel (1909-2003).
The Swedish art scene in the 20th century was an intense and exciting time, shaped by the various art movements that emerged in the century and characterised by strong influences from both France and Germany. From his formative years he formed close relationships with the others young Swedish modernist artists including Olle Bonnier, Eve Eriksson, Lage Lindell, Lennart Rodhe and Gösta Viberg - all of who he exhibited alongside during his career. As a young man, he painted expressive portraits of friends, family and people he met. In the mid-1950s, the foundation was laid for Nyberg's artistry, and from then he worked with completely non-figurative motifs with geometric shapes, works that have come to characterise and distinguish his body of work. He exhibited extensively throughout his career. Select exhibitions include 'De Ungas' Salon, Stockholm in 1944, Lilla Galleriet, Stockholm in 1948 and Borås konsthall in 1947, at the Art Society of Sweden from 1938, the annual 'Unga Tecknare' exhibition at National Museum in Stockholm between 1938 and 1942, and the Stockholmssalongerna (Stockholm Salons) at Liljevalchs Konsthall from between 1958 to 1960.
Examples of works held in collection of Värmland Museum in Karlstad.
Nyberg passed away aged in 1993 in Stockholm at the age of 81.