artist: Yngve Holmberg (Swedish 1932-2010)
medium: acrylic on canvas
dimensions: 35 x 43 cm (approx)
presented in its original handmade artist frame
* we are able to re-frame for a small fee on request in a new hand stained timber frame
AU $715 (approx US $490 / 450 EUROS / 70,000 yen / 385 GBP - for exact current value visit xe.com)
Sten Yngve Holmberg was born September 21, 1932 in Getinge, Halland. He was a Swedish painter, print maker and sculptor.
After finishing school, he started modelling figures in Törngren's Keramikverkstad (ceramic workshop) in Falkenberg from 1945 to 1948. He then studied art at Konstfackskolan (Swedish State University in Art , Design and Crafts) in Stockholm from 1949 to 1951. He undertook extensive self-study in painting and modelling between 1953 and 1967, spending between 1 to 5 months each year travelling around Europe and North Africa.
He exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in Swedish cities including Falkenberg, Skövde and Uppsala Halmstad, Norrköping and Stockholm, in Faaborg in Denmark, in Neuenkirchen and Essen in Germany.
Holmberg created some public art pieces including a relief in artificial stone with symbolic figures at the Folkets hus in Falkenberg. In his painting, he used pure colours in planes to give exciting context and a form effect that is related to his sculptural work.
Holmberg passed away on May 29, 2010.