artist: Ivan Jordell (Swedish 1901–1965)
medium: oil on panel
dimensions: 92 x 81 cm
presented in its original frame
Tord Ivan Jordell was a Swedish artist born 1901 in Katrineholm.
He studied at the Skånska Målarskolan in 1930 and 1931. Jordell painted figurative motifs, still lifes, cityscapes and portraits in both oils and tempera for paintings and pencil and pastel for drawings.. He utilised both subdued and intense colours, with rough drawing, and sometimes grotesque form.
His first solo exhibition was at the Malmö Museum in 1932, where he would exhibit again in 1940. He showed in 1933 at the Skåne's Art Association. Other select exhibitions included one at the Gothenburg Art Gallery (Göteborgs Konsthall) in 1945 - and again in 1946 with the sculptor Nanna Ullman. In 1950, he exhibited at the Linköping Museum with the artists Martin Emond and Felix Hatz.
Jordell is represented in numerous public collections including the National Museum in Stockholm, Moderna Muséet in Stockholm, Malmö Museum, Gothenburg Art Museum, Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) in Copenhagen, as well as museums in Norrköping and Ystad.
He passed away in Malmö in 1965.
* black and white portrait of the artist from the Gallery Midlandia archive.