Stig Thiderman 1920-1973

Stig Erik Thiderman was born in Hammar, Örebro County on 19th November 1920. He was a Swedish painter and sculptor

Thiderman attended the sculpture school (Lena Börjesons Skulpturskola) established in Stockholm by the Swedish sculptor Helena (Lena) Börjeson (1979-1976) in 1940. Thiderman then went to Copenhagen to assist the Danish sculptor Astrid Noack (1888-1954). Börjeson and Noack became great friends when they were both based in Paris during the 1920’s.

In 1948 Thiderman travelled to Paris to study (until 1952) under the French sculptor, painter, teacher and writer André Lhote (1885-1962). Thiderman married Yvonne Mattsson-Coll in 1949.

Thiderman travelled widely throughout Europe and Scandinavia between 1948 and 1961. In 1963 he received a scholarship from the Swedish-Norwegian Cooperation Fund (Svensk-Norska Samarbetsfonden)

Tiderman exhibited regularly (from the early 1950’s) at the Örebro County Art Society exhibitions and in his hometown of Södertälje. Other exhibitions include Eskilstuna (1960 and 1963), Nyköping (1961 and 1964) and Katrineholm (1962 and 1966).

Stig Thiderman died at his home in Södertälje in 1973, aged 53.