Harriet Ebeling 1932-2014

Harriet Ebeling was born in Torshälla on 18th January 1932. She was a Swedish painter, sculptor and textile artist.

Harriet Ebeling was the daughter of the artist Allan Ebeling (1897-1975) and the sister of the artist Marianne Ebeling (1930-1979). Harriet Ebeling is known for her strongly colour-sensitive geometric paintings.

Ebeling studied at the Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm. She then taught colour and composition theory at the Svenska Slöjdföreningen (1955-1960) - Now re-named 'Svensk Form', the Svenska Slöjdföreningen was a government initiative to promote Swedish design nationally and internationally. Ebeling also taught at the Konstindustriskolan (School of Design and Crafts) in Gothenburg (1955-1967) and at the Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm (1960-1967). For many years, Ebeling taught a drawing class in Korpilombolo.

Ebeling produced two public works for the International 'H55' Helsingborg (design showcase) Exhibition in 1955.

Ebeling exhibited extensively throughout her life - Most notably in Stockholm, Helsingborg (1955 and 1957), Nyköping (throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s), Skövde, Eskilstuna, Korpilombolo, Monte Carlo, Tripoli and Libya. In 2008 she completed an abstract altar painting at St. Eriks in Chapel in Stockholm.

Harriet Ebeling was the driving force behind the opening (in 1997) of the Eberlingmuséet (Ebeling Museum) - a museum dedicated to the paintings, ceramics and sculpture of her father, Allan Ebeling, in Torshälla.

Harriet Ebeling died in Torshälla on 14th September 2014, aged 82.