Sten Hällgren 1917-1980

Sten Ingvar Hällgren was born in Norsjö, Västerbotten County on 20th September 1917. He was a Swedish artist.

Hällgren attended the Technical School (Tekniska Skolan) in Stockholm (1941-1942) before studying under the French sculptor, painter, teacher and writer André Lhote (1885-1962) at the Academy of the La Grande Chaumière in Paris (1947-1949). Hällgren travelled widely around Europe visiting Denmark (1946), Switzerland (1947), Italy (1948). He also lived in France (1947-51) and Spain (1952-53). He married Barbro Vivi-Anne Tånge in 1953.

Solo exhibitions include Skellefteå (1949, 1951 and 1954), Boliden (1950) and Luleå (1952). Group exhibitions include 'Norrland i Konsten' (Norrland in the Art), Skellefteå (1945), 'Sex Konstnärer' (Six Artists), a touring exhibition around Sweden (1947) and 'Unga Tecknare' (Young Illustrators) at the National Museum and Gothenburg Art Museum (1951).

Examples of Hällgren's works are held in the collections of Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art) in Stockholm and Umeå Museum

Sten Hällgren died in 1980, aged 62