artist: Ragnar Falk (Swedish 1903-1977)
medium: oil on canvas on panel
dimensions: 24 1/2 x 26 cm framed size
signed and dated 49
presented in its original linen liner inner frame and a new hand finished outer timber frame
AU $670 (approx US $485 / 425 EUROS / 55,500 yen / 355 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Ragnar Emanuel Falk was born March 16, 1903 in Gothenburg. He was a Swedish artist.
He was the son of the coppersmith August Hermansson Falk and Bernhardina Falk. In 1926 he married Eleonora Josefina Andersson and the couple had six children - Per, Lars, Bo, Kjell, Jonas and Niklas, with Per and Lars both going on to be artists.
Falk studied at the Handicraft Association's school in Gothenburg 1927–1931 and took study trips to Europe including France and Italy in 1947/48.
He had a numerous solo exhibitions during his carrier including one in Gothenburg in 1934, 1942 and 1945, and at Modern konst i hemmiljö (Modern Art in a Home Environment) in Stockholm in 1944.
Among his public works are decorative murals in KA 4 's barracks in Gothenburg and at Lantmannaskolan in Ödsmål. In the early 1930s, Falk was a member of a circle of friends that also included Torsten Billman and Åke Winnberg. He painted still lifes, portraits, landscapes and suburban scenes. He was a member of the Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (Artists' National Organisation) and Gothenburg Artists 'Club.
Falk is represented with a painting at the Gothenburg Art Museum.
He passed away at the age of 74 on August 16, 1977 in Annedal, Gothenburg and is buried in at Västra kyrkogården in Gothenburg.