artist: William Fleetwood (Swedish 1915-1993)
medium: oil on panel
dimensions: 27 x 22 cm panel size / 35 x 30 cm frame size (approx)
presented in its original frame
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William Herbert Fleetwood was born on 13 May, 1915 in Stockholm. He was a Swedish baron, soldier and painter.
He was the son of banker Karl Fredrik Fleetwood and Karin Bolin and in 1945 married Erin Elver Jacobsson.
After graduating from high school in 1934, Fleetwood studied art with Edward Berggren in Stockholm and then at The Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting in London between 1936 and 1938. In the years that followed, he studied technique and art theory under artist Akke Kumlien. He took study trips to Italy in 1937, France in 1939 and 1950 and Switzerland in 1947.
Fleetwood exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions. He had a solo show in Sundsvall in 1946 (the show catalogue featured a foreword written by noted Swedish art historian Ragnar Hoppe) and later at Galerie Moderne and Gummeson's konsthall in Stockholm. Select group exhibitions he showed in include - Unga tecknare (Young Artists) at the National Museum in Stockholm in 1941, Svensk porträttkonst av i dag (Swedish Portrait Art of Today) at Turestam's art hall in Stockholm in 1943, Liljevalch's autumn salon in 1945 and spring salon in 1950. Fleetwood is best known for his painted portraits, still lifes, landscapes from Scania and northern Lapland.
Fleetwood is represented in public institutions including numerous works held in the permanent collection of the National Museum, Stockholm.
He was a member of the Konstnärernas riksorganisation (National Association of Artists).
Fleetwood passed away in Stockholm at the age of 78 on died 22 December, 1993.