artist: Per Thorlin (Norwegain 1923-)
medium: oil on canvas
dimensions: 75 x 67 cm
presented in its original frame
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Per Torleif Thorlin, born 29 January 1923 in Oslo, is a Norwegian-Swedish painter, graphic artist and sculptor.
Thorlin studied at the Statens håndverks- og kunstindustriskole (Norwegian Handicraft and Art Industry School) in Oslo, and under Nils Nilsson and Endre Nemes at Valands konstskola in Gothenburg, Sweden from 1945 to 1952. His visual arts consists of abstract landscapes (many from from Bohuslän), portraits and sandblasted concrete murals. He also produced some large pubic sculptures in concrete and steel.
He has had solo exhibitions amongst others in Karlskoga, Varberg, Alingsås, Uddevalla, Oslo, Paris, Västerås and at the Young's Salon in Stockholm. Together with Göran Bäckström, he exhibited at Studio Knut Lindqvist in Gothenburg in 1952 and together with Willard Lindh at Gulins balkongrum in Gothenburg in 1947. He participated in a series of Gothenburg Art Association's December exhibitions at Gothenburg Art Hall beginning in 1949, Sweden's general art association's spring salons in Stockholm and at Liljevalch's art gallery's Stockholm salons. Among his public art is the Karlstad City Library, facade artwork for Peder Skrivare’s school in Varberg, and facade artworks in Gothenburg, Stockholm, Trollhättan and Mölndal.
Examples of Thorlin’s work are held in public collections including the National Museum in Stockholm, Gothenburg City, and several county councils and municipalities.