Martin Emond (Attrib.) 1898-1965

Martin Vilhelm Jönsson Emond was born in Tågarp on 21st October 1895. He was a Swedish painter.

Emond trained as a drawing teacher at the Higher School of Art and Design (Konstindustriella Skolan), Stockholm (1919) and then attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Kungliga Konsthögskolan). Stockholm where he studied under Olle Hjortzberg (1879-1959)

During the early 1920s he made many study trips to Europe, but unlike many of his contemporaries at this time, he did not travel to France. Instead, Emond went to Germany and Austria (1921) where he was heavily influenced by early German expressionism and the artist Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980).

Emond first exhibited in Malmo (1921) alongside the Swedish artist Albert Krüger. In 1925 he participated in the group exhibition 'Fri Kunst' in Götenberg. Following this exhibition, the 'Nio Unga' group was formed and exhibited at Liljevalchs Konsthall (1926, 1929 and 1932). Emond exhibited with 'Färg och Form', Stockholm; Skånska Konstmuseum (Skånes Art Museum), with Erik Jöhsson and Gustav Malmström in 1925, and as a solo artist in 1936, 1943 and 1948. He exhibited at Malmö Museum (1939) and had a retrospective at The Academy of Fine Arts (Konstakademien), Stockholm in 1945.

The art critic and historian Gustaf Näsström (1899-1979) described Emond's landscape painting as having 'a clear eye for the topographical uniqueness of the countryside but at the same time with an imaginative re-imagining of the provincial reality'.

Emond produced the stained glass windows for Brågarp's and St. Mary's Church in Helsingborg and illustrated Gabriel Jönsson's collection of poems 'Himmel och Blandsäd' (1946) and designed the upper foyer for the inauguration of Malmö City Theater (now Malmö Opera).

Examples of Emond's works are held in the collevctions of Moderna Museet, Stockhom; Malmö Art Museum, Kalmar Art Museum, Norrköping Art Museum and Gothenburg Art Museum.

Martin Emond died in Landskrona on 28th April 1965, aged 69.

Martin Emond (Attrib.)