Per Englund 1905-1988

Per Sigfrid Englund was born in Norrala on 30th April 1905. He was a Swedish painter

Englund studied at the painting schools of Carl Wilhelmson (1866-1928) and Otte Sköld (Otte Skölds Målarskola) in Stockholm and then with the French Fauvist painter Othon Friesz (1879-1949) in Paris. England took study trips to the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Spain and the Baltic states.

Englund was one of the first artists (in 1940) to exhibit at Elsa Lindström's 'Modern Konst i Hemmiljö' (Modern art in the home) in Storgatan 48, Stockholm. He exhibited there again in 1946. Other solo exhibitions include Gävle Museum (1944); Ljusdal (1947); Söderhamn (1949) and Hälsinglands Museum, Hudiksvall (1955). Group exhibitions include Royal Academy (Konstakademien), Stockholm (1939); Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm (1946); Linköping (1941), Söderhamn (1951) and regularly with Sweden's Art Association (Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening) and the Gävleborg Group (Gävleborgsgruppen).

Examples of this work are held in the collections of Moderna Museet, Stockholm; County Museum Gävleborg, Västerås Art Museum and Hälsingland Museum.

Per Englund died on 2nd March 1988, aged 82

Per Englund