artist: Arwid Karlson (Swedish 1907-1964)
dimensions: 46 x 54 1/2 cm (approx) / 48 x 56 1/2 cm frame size (approx)
medium: oil on canvas
signed and dated 59
presented in a new hand painted timber frame
AU $1740 (approx US$1235 / 1055 EUROS / 131,000 yen / 965 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Arwid Sigfrid Karlson, born April 23, 1907 in Asarum, Blekinge County, was a Swedish painter and sculptor.
Karlson first worked as a clerk and initially fulfilled his passion for art undertaking self-study in painting and drawing. He then travelled to Paris in 1928 where he studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and under Othon Friesz and Charles Dufresne at Miason Watteau. Upon completing his studies in France he undertook a large number of study trips abroad including ones to Germany, Italy and Spain.
He had solo exhibitions at Gummesons Konsthall, the Malmö museum, the Malmö rådhus as well as the SDS-hallen. Select group exhibitions he participated in included ones at the Sveriges allmänna konstförenings (Swedish General Art Association) exhibition Skåne Artists at Liljevalchs konsthall in Stockholm in 1951, numerous shows with the Skåne's Art Association, Sveriges allmänna konstförening (Swedish General Art Association), Svenska konstnärernas förening (the Swedish Artists' Association) and the Riksförbundet för bildande konst (Swedish Association for Fine Arts).
Karlson painted still life, portraits, coastal and beach scenes, and landscape paintings. He also taught art at the Essem school in Malmö. Karlson is represented in public collections including workat National Museum in Stockholm, the Moderna Museet, Malmö Museum, Helsingborg Museum and the Institut Tessin in Paris.
He passed away in Malmö in 1964.