'Stiltje' (Calm) by Wilhelm Wik
'Stiltje' (Calm) by Wilhelm Wik
'Stiltje' (Calm) by Wilhelm Wik
'Stiltje' (Calm) by Wilhelm Wik

'Stiltje' (Calm) by Wilhelm Wik

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AU $2,550.00

artist: Wilhelm Wik (Swedish 1897-1987)

medium: oil on panel

dimensions: 34 x 27 cm board size (approx) / 42 x 35 cm framed size (approx)
signed and dated 1949
presented in its original frame

AU $2550 (approx US $1680/ 1555 EUROS / 242,500 yen / 1335 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)

artist bio
Wilhelm Ludwig Wik was born in Bastad on 25th September 1897. He was a Swedish artist.

Wik studied at the Carl Wilhelmson (1866-1928) painting school in Stockholm before attending the Westminster Art School in London for a year in 1924. Wik then moved to Paris were he attended Académie de la Grande Chaumière and, between 1930 and 1932, studied under the French sculptor, painter and writer André Lhote (1885-1962). It was during his time with André Lhote that Wik met, and in 1932 married, the artist (and fellow student) Laila Prytz (1907-1982).

Wik travelled widely. In the early 1920s he undertook several trips to France and Spain. During the 1930s he travelled to Egypt, East Africa, India and Japan.

Select solo exhibitions include ones in Malmö in 1929, Södertälje in 1951, at Galleri Gummesons in Stockholm in 1955, Galerie Librairie Saint Germain, Paris in 1964 and Lorensbergs art salon, Gothenburg in 1965. 

Wik exhibited alongside his wife Laila Prytz in Jönköping in  1955 and Constance in 1958. Group exhibitions include the Swedish Public Art Association salons in 1933 and 1934 and with the Swedish Artists association (Svenska konstnärernas förening) in Stockholm.

Examples of Wik's work are held in the collections of the Nationalmuseum and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Institut Tessin (also known as the Centre Culturel Suédois) which is a museum in Paris dedicated to the history of Franco-Swedish artistic exchanges.

Wik passed away in 1987.