Hans Walter Sundberg 1922-2004

Hans Walter Sundberg was born in Stockholm on 12th February 1922. He was a Swedish painter.

Sundberg studied at the Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design), Stockholm (1940-1942) and the Otte Sköld School of Painting (1945-1946). The school was founded in 1929 by Åke Pernby (1902-1981) and Joseph Otte Sköld (1894-1957). In 1949 it became the Pernbys målarskola (Pernbys painting school). In 1948, Sundberg was studio assistant to the Swedish graphic designer and typographer Akke Kumlien (1884-1949).

Sundberg's first solo exhibition was at Galerie Acté, Stockholm in 1947. Other solo exhibitions include Galerie Moderne, Stockholm (1951) and Sturegalleriet, Stockholm (1956) and Galerie Bleue (1966). He participated in group exhibitions at Galerie Acté and Galerie Moderne (1948), an exhibition in Borgholm (on the island of Öland) in 1954 and at 'Aspect 61' held at Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm (1961). Sundberg had a joint exhibition with the Swedish painter Ake Andersson (1922-1988) at Galerie Bleue, Stockholm in 1966.

Examples of Sundberg's works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna Muséet) and National Museum (Nationalmuseum), Stockholm and the Institut Tessin (also known as the Centre Culturel Suédois), Paris - A museum dedicated to the history of Franco-Swedish artistic exchanges.

Sundberg died in Gothenburg on 10th November 2004, aged 82.