Astri Ekengren-Larsson 1898-1980

Astri Cecilia Lingeborg Ekengren-Larsson was born in Överselö on 7th June 1898. She was a Swedish craftswoman and artist.

Ekengren-Larsson studied under Märta af Ekenstam (1880-1939) - Sweden's first recognised female silversmith and creative metal worker - at the studio (Märta af Ekenstam Konsthantverk) she ran in Malmö from 1913-1918.

Ekengren-Larsson moved to Moscow in 1926 and continued her studies. In 1928, she returned to Sweden and (1934-38) was a private student of the Swedish landscape painter Hugo Carlberg (1880-1943) in Lind before attending Skånska Målarskolan, Malmö in 1940. Founded by Märta af Ekenstam in 1925, Skånska Målarskolan was the first art school in southern Sweden. Ekenstam emigrated to USA in 1928 but the school remained open until 2011.

Ekengren-Larsson exhibited with the Östgöta Art Association. Other exhibitions include Linköping (1946 and 1948) and Hässleholm (1950).

Astri Ekengren-Larsson died in 1980, aged 82.

Astri Ekengren-Larsson