Hjalmar Ekberg 1924-1980
Hjalmar VIlhelm Ekberg was born in Asarum, southern Sweden in 1924. He was a Swedish sculptor and painter.
Ekberg was self-taught and worked at ABU (today ABU-Garcia) in Blekinge before becoming a full-time artist.
Ekberg public works include Bollek Bronze relief (1965), Möllegården's school, Svängsta; Bevingad (Winged) Metal sculpture (1967) , Stadshuset, Kungsgatan, Borås; Dansen (The Dance) Bronze (1968), Marklandsgatan, Hässleholmen, Borås; Familjegrupp (Family Group) Relief in teak and bronze (1970), Vougts väg 10, Rosengård in Malmö; Tecken (Signs) Bronze (1971), Asarum; Händelse (Event) Bronze and stainless steel, Järnvägsparken, Ängelholm; A triptych in wood and a wooden sculpture Maria (1973), Hjällbo church, Gothenburg; Bollek Fountain sculpture (1978), Nybro (completed by the artist Bengt Johansson in 1990); A relief in bronze depicting the history of fishing, ABU in Svängsta and ABU-Garcia, New Jersey, USA.
An example of Ekbergs work Tidsbild (1968) is held in the collection of the Kalmar Konstmuseum.
Hjalmar Ekberg died in Nybro in 1980, aged 55.