Karl-Erik Boman 1913-1981

Karl-Erik Boman was born in Stockholm on 26th January 1913. He was a Swedish artist.

Boman attended the Otte Sköld School of Painting (Otte Skölds Målarskola), Stockholm for a year in 1937. In 1943 he attended Signe Barths Målarskola (Signe Barths Painting School). Established in 1940 by the Swedish painter and illustrator Signe Barth (1895-1982), the school was located on Bellmansgatan in Stockholm (1940-1959)

In 1948, Boman married fellow artist Ilona Klára Donàth in 1948. They travelled together throughout France, Hungry and Austria during the 1950s

Boman exhibited with Sune Tjellander (1912-1976) and Sam Wallin (1915-1992) at Galerie St. Lucas, Stockholm (1944) and in Eskilstuna (1948) with his wife, Ilona Klára Boman (1912-1999) and Åke W. Andersson (1922-1988)

Examples of Boman’s work is held in the collections of the National Museum and Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

Karl-Erik Boman died in 1981, aged 68


Ilona Klára Boman (1912-1999)

Ilona Boman (nee Donàth) was born in Tab, Hungary on 25th March 1912. She was a Swedish artist and ceramicist.

Ilona Boman was a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp who was taken to Sweden by the Red Cross in 1945. Her first husband and daughter died in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Boman studied in Vienna (1930) and at the Signe Barths Målarskola, Stockholm (1947). She also worked at the Konstfackskolan (University of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm. She exhibited oil paintings and ceramics at Lilla Paviljongen, Stockholm in 1951.

Ilona Klára Donáth-Boman died in Förslöv on 17th December 1999, aged 87.