artist: Maj Sandmark-Liefwendal (Swedish 1908-1961)
medium: oil and tempera on board
dimensions: 55 x 46 cm
signed and dated 1950
presented in a new hand painted white hardwood timber frame
AU $1920 (approx US $1485 / 1225 EUROS / 160,500 yen / 1070 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Maj Hilda Emilia Sandmark-Liefwendal was born March 29, 1908 in Dångebo, Södra Sandsjö parish. She was a Swedish painter and print maker.
Sandmark-Liefwendal grew up in the village of Dångebo in Småland. She studied between 1924 and 1926 at Wilhelmson's målarskola (painting school) in Stockholm and with Isaac Grünewald, Wilhelm Smith and Olle Hjortzberg at the Kungliga Konsthögskolan (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) in Stockholm from 1927 to 1934 and with Aksel Jørgensen at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1929. She studied for a short time with André Lhote in Paris in 1948. She made several study trips to Germany, England, the Netherlands, and the Soviet Union.
She exhibited alongside Ragnar Person in Växjö in 1937, with Sven Sahlberg and Torolf Engström in Borås in 1946 and with Tage Falkner at Galleri Brinken in Stockholm in 1953. She had solo exhibitions at De ungas salong in Stockholm in 1941, in Eskilstuna in 1941, at Örebro in1946, Gallery Acté in Stockholm in 1949, Norrköping in 1956, Alvesta in 1960 and several times in Strängnäs. She participated in the Sveriges allmänna konstförenings (Swedish General Art Association’s) salons in Stockholm and the Swedish Association for the Performing Arts and Konstfrämjandet's travelling exhibitions as well as local group exhibitions in Strängnäs.
Maj Sandmark-Liefwendal was married between 1939 and 1956 to the artist and composer Kåge Liefwendal (1907–1982) and ran a painting school in Strängnäs with him in the Summer from 1945 t 1951. She worked as an art critic in the magazine ‘Vår konst’, which was published by her husband in the 1940s.
Example of Sandmark-Liefwendal’s work are held in the collections of the Länsmuseet in Halmstad, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Västerås Art Association's art gallery, Halmstad City Hall and the Borås Art Museum.
Sandmark-Liefwendal passed away in Strängnäs on May 7, 1961 at the age of 53.