artist: Brita Nordencreutz (Swedish 1899-1982)
medium: oil on canvas laid on panel
dimensions: 33 x 25 cm panel size / 47 1/2 x 38 1/2 cm frame sized (approx)
signed and dated -49
presented in its original frame
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Brita Elisabet Catarina Nordencreutz was born 14 August 1899 in Västerås. She was a Swedish painter.
Nordencreutz studied at Wilhelmsons målarskola (painting school) in Stockholm from 1918 to 1920, and then in Paris at André Lhote's painting school in 1920-1921, 1927 and 1929 to 1930. In addition she also studied at Hoffman's painting school in Munich in 1923 and numerous private study trips in Europe, including time in Italy, Yugoslavia and Spain.
She has several solo exhibitions at Gummesons konsthall in Stockholm. She participated in collective exhibitions with Sveriges allmänna konstförening (Sweden's general art association) and participated in the exhibitions L'Art Français Indépendent in Paris in 1930 as well as Nordiska konstnärinnors utställning (Nordic female artists) ' exhibition at Liljevalchs konsthall. Along with Margareta Lenmalm, she exhibited at Brunkebergs konstsalong and with Tage Jonsson and Brita Lönnberg-Elander at Galleri Binken.
Among her public works are murals for Hakonbolaget's office building in Västerås, Sarabolaget and Västerås' technical works.
Nordencreutz painted Swedish landscapes, still lifes and exotic folk types from the Spanish countryside as well as non-figurative motifs executed in oil, tempera or watercolour. As an illustrator, she illustrated a number of publications including Gunnar Prawitz’s Ras och historia, published in 1938.
Examples of here work are held in the collections of the Västerås Art Museum and Eskilstuna Art Museum.
Nordencreutz passed away in 1982.