artist: Gunilla Hegfeldt (Norwegian 1915-2014)
medium: oil on canvas
dimensions: 25 x 31 1/2 cm frame size
presented in a new hand finished timber frame
AU $735 (approx US $485 / 450 EUROS / 71,000 yen / 385 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Gunilla Hegfeldt was born 26 May, 1915. She was a Swedish-born Norwegian painter and print maker.
Hegfeldt was born in Gothenburg to Dagny Linnea Palmqvist and Richard Hegfeldt, and she settled in Norway in 1945. She studied at the Statens Håndverks- og Kunstindustriskole (Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry) in Oslo from 1948 to 1949, and made further studies at the Statens Kunstakademie (Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts) with Jean Heiberg from 1949 to 1951, with Aage Storstein 1951 to 1952, and with Per Krohg 1952 to 1953.
Hegfeldt showed in both solo and group exhibitions. Solo exhibitions included ones Per Gallery, Oslo in 1963, Skiens Kunstforening in Skien's Art Association, 1963 and Motala in 1966. She had ongoing solo exhibitions at the Kunstnerforbundet Artists Association in Oslo in 1967, 1970,1972 and 1975. Select group exhibitions include the annual Høstutstillingen in Oslo where she made her exhibition debut in 1955, and then continued to show there 1957-1961, 1963, 1969, 1972-1974, 1976-1978 and 1980, Sørland Exhibition in 1971,1973 and 1974, Unge Kunstneres Samfunn jub.utst., Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo in 1957, and the Unge Kunstneres Samfunn Vårutst. annually from 1959 to 1963.
She painted landscapes, interiors, figurative works and portraits. As a print maker she predominantly produced lithographs.
Examples of her work are held in a number of public collections including at the National Gallery in Oslo, Riksgalleriet, the Oslo kommunes kunstsamlinger and Norges Bank collection.
Hegfdeldt passed away in Oslo at the age of 98 on 16 April, 2014.