Kerstin Lundberg-Stenman 1926-2007

Kerstin Ingeborg Lundberg-Stenman was born in Valdemarsvik on 27th March 1926. She was a Swedish artist.

Lundberg-Stenman attended Anders BeckmanÂ’s Design School (Beckmans Designhögskola), Stockhom (1946 - 1948). Founded (1939) by the graphic designer Anders Beckman (1907-1967) and textile designer Göta Trägårdh (1904 - 1984), the schoolÂ’s core belief was that design was a key factor in society's development and offered students the opportunity to work closely with industry and public services. Lundberg-Stenman took study trips to Switzerland (1947), England (1948), Germany (1949), Greece - attending the Athens School of Fine Art for a year (1954) and Spain (1955)

Lundberg-Stenman exhibited (with her Husband, the artist, Martin Stenman) in Kalmar (1950); at the Norrköping Art Museum (1952) and Galerie Moderne, Stockholm (1955). Other exhibitions include the Östgöta Art Association annual exhibitions (1952-1955).

In 1979 she founded the artist collective 'Octaviagruppen' - an association of female artists. Octaviagruppen held group exhibitions up until the mid 1990s and have a permanent exhibit at the Ystad Art Museum.

Examples of her work are held in the collections of the Norrköping Art Museum, Linköping Museum, Kalmar County Museum and Ystad Art Museum

Kerstin Lundberg-Stenman died in Ystad on 5th January 2007, aged 80.

Kerstin Lundberg-Stenman