artist: Olle Agnell (Swedish 1923-2015)
medium: oil on canvas
dimensions: 45 1/2 x 33 1/2 cm canvas size / 57 x 45 cm frame size
presented in its original frame
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Sven Olof "Olle" Agnell, born on September 3, 1923 in Sollebrunn was a Swedish painter and graphic artist.
He studied in Gothenburg at Otte Sköld’s painting school in 1945, at the Konstakademien (the Royal Academy Arts) in Stockholm from 1948-51 and then abroad. Agnell painted both people, landscapes and still life works. For his landscape works it was the hometown of Västergötland, where his grandfather's life as a farmer played an important role. He was also keen on Hallandian landscapes and travel destinations such he Greek islands. His work is characterized with a fantastic ltreatment of light.
Agnell has a number of public art pieces around Sweden including in Halmstad at St. Anna's chapel, Örjans Halland Östergårdsskolan, as well as ornaments in Alingsås and Kalix town hall foyer.
His work is represented in numerous public collections including : National Museum in Stockholm, the Moderna Museet, Gothenburg Art Museum, Malmö Museum, Kristianstad Regional Museum, Kalmar Art Museum, Halland Art Museum, Västerbotten Museum in Umeå, Västmanland County Museum in Västerås, Borås Art Museum, and in Germany at the Landesmuseum, Hannover and Museum Wurth, Kunselsau.
Agnell passed away on May 6, 2015 Halmstad aged 91.