artist: Sture Meijer (Swedish 1931-)
medium: oil on panel
dimensions: 50 x 24 cm art size / 60 x 34 cm frame size (approx)
presented in its newly restored and repainted original frame
AU $875 (approx US $605 / 580 EUROS / 78,500 yen / 495 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Sture Meijer, born May 27, 1931, is a Swedish painter, graphic artist and sculptor living in Kåge , Skellefteå.
Meijer studied in 1951 at the Académie Libre in Stockholm under renowned Swedish artists Lennart Rodhe and Pierre Olofsson.
Meijer drew inspiration from the Gothenburg Colourists, especially Ivan Ivarsson and Åke Göransson. He later developed a mature personal artistry in fruitful connection with the modernist, Swedish tradition. His motive is the nearby nature of varying arrangements, foliage, organic matter, symbolic animals and birds.
Meijer has exhibited extensively over his career. Select exhibition during the mid century era include one at include Gallery Aestetica, Stockholm 1962, ‘Unga Tecknare' , National Museum Holmssalongen 1962–1965, ‘Art in the North’, Örnsköldsvik 1962–1964, ‘5 painters’, Östersund Museum 1962, ’20 painters from Norrland’, 1964. Select literature includes: article (included in a series about Norrland artists) in Arbetarbladet, Gävle, 19 August 1965,. "20 painters from Norrland", Academy of Art - Stig Johansson, Svenska Dagbladet, March 9, 1964.
Public decoration by Meijer including pieces in Skellefteå municipality, Ludvika Hospital and at the Tandläkarhögskolan, Umeå.
Examples of Meijer’s work are held in public collections including the Malmö Museum, Gustav VI Adolf's collections, Helge Linden Foundation, Umeå, Statens Konstråd. (State Arts Council). Sketches Museum Lund, Moderna Muséet, Gothenburg Art Museum, Sundsvalls Museum, Västerås Museum. Swedish Cultural Institute in Paris and the National Museum in Stockholm.