Bengt Ellis 1923-2007
Bengt Ellis was born in Spånga, Uppland on 29th March 1923. He was a Swedish Painter and Illustrator.
Ellis studied under Edvard Berggren (1876-1961) at Tekniska Skolan (Technical School) in Stockholm (1941) and at Edvin Ollers private painting school, Stockholm (1942). Edvin Ollers (1888-1959) was a Swedish artist and designer.
Ellis travelled extensively through Canada, Alaska, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Morocco, Indonesia and The Windward Islands (Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent) of the Caribbean. He wrote two books, 'Landet Närmast Solen' about his travels throughout Ecuador and 'Glödande öar I Karibien' for The Windward Islands.
Ellis first exhibited at Värmlands Museum, Karlstad in 1950. Other exhibitions include Örebro (1950); Ljusdals Museum (1964); Gallery Heland, Stockholm (1970, 1972, 1976, 1981); Hälsinglands Museum Hudiksvall (1984); Röros Museum, Norway (1991, 1997); Gallery Remi, Östersund (1999); Jämtlands Läns Museum, Östersund (1972, 1989 2002); Jämtlands Läns Museum, Östersund (Retrospective) (2006)
Examples of Ellis works are held by the Swedish Arts Council, Värmlands Museum and Jämtlands Läns Museum
Bengt Ellis died in Funäsdalen on 27th May 2007, aged 84