artist: Gösta Lindqvist (Swedish 1928-)
medium: oil on paper on board
dimensions: 34 x 29 cm artwork size / 36 x 31 cm frame size (approx)
signed and dated 51
presented in a new hand finished timber frame with UV museum glass, spaced away from the artwork
** last image is a self portrait circa 1961 by Lindqvist (shown here for reference)
AU $615 (approx US $440 / 375 EUROS / 47,000 yen / 340 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Carl Gösta Lindqvist was born 30 January, 1928 in Stockholm. He is a Swedish artist.
Lindqvist studied at the Essem-skolan in Malmö and the Tekniska skolan in the early 1950s. He then took study trips to Paris, Italy and Spain. He has worked as a teacher at the Målarskolan Forum painting school between 1962 and 1965.
He exhibited in both solo exhibitions and groups shows - select shows include the National Museum in Stockholm (including Unga tecknare (Young Artists) in 1952, Svensk färggrafik (Swedish Colour Graphics) in 1953), at galleries in Malmö, Lund, and Stockholm, and with Skånes konstförening,Skåne Art , Sweden's public art association - the Sveriges allmänna konstförening, and the Konstnärernas Samarbetsorganisation.
Lindqvist painted in oil, acrylic and egg tempera, and also worked as a graphic artist. He is best known for his landscapes, still life and abstract works. Classic music was a big influence on his visual art, and his favorite instrument - the violin recurs again and again in his paintings.
Lindqvist is represented in numerous public collections including works at he National Museum in Stockholm, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Regionmuseet Kristianstad, Boras Art Museum, Helsingborg City Museum, and the Skissernas Museum. He produced many public art works including pieces at Ormen Lange, Vårby, business centre at Borgmästaregården and windows at Fosie chapel in Malmö. He was a a member of the Eastern Skåne's artist guild (ÖSKG) and the Swedish National Artists' Organisation, the Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (KRO).