Magnus Creutz 1909-1989

Magnus Creutz was born on 14th July 1909 in Borgs församling, Östergötlands province, southern Sweden. He was a Swdish painter.

Creutz first studied under the Swedish painter Edward Berggren (1876-1906) at the private art school he ran in Stockholm with the Swedish sculptor Gottfrid Larsson (1875-1947) (Edward Berggren och Gottfrid Larsson målarskola)

Creutz then attended the Könsthogskolan (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm between 1930 and 1935 where he studied under under the Swedish painters Gösta von Hennigs (1866-1941) and Isaac Grünewald (1889-1944).

Creutz's first solo exhibition was in Norrköping in 1938. He exhibed in Norrköping again in 1942 and then at Galleri Gummesons in Stockholm in 1944 (Gummesons Gallery is one Scandinavia's foremost contemporary art galleries. Launched in 1912 by Carl Gummeson, a local book dealer, it quickly forged a reputation for supporting Modern Art). His exhibitions continued in Gothenburg - together with Helge Frender (1906-1976) in 1943, in Linköping (1945), Boras (1946) and in Helsinki in 1939.

As a member of the group 'De Unga' (The Young), Creutz participated in group exhibitions in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Norrköping and Malmö between 1938 and 42; and with the Swedish Public Art Association (Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening) in Finland (1945) an Denmark (1946).

Creutz taught at the Konstfackskolan (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm between 1950 and 1969 and was the curator of the Swedish Public Art Association (Sveriges allmänna konstförening) between 1958 and 1976.

Creutz was awarded the Chancellor's Medal (Kanslersmedaljen) in 1939 and was a memeber of the Artists' national organization (Konstnärernas riksorganisation)

Examples of Creutz works are held in the collections of the museums in Norrköping, Linköping, Borås and Östersund; at the Ateneum art museum in Helsinki and the Institut Tessin (also known as the Centre Culturel Suédois) which is a museum in Paris dedicated to the history of Franco-Swedish artistic exchanges.

Magnus Creuz died Stockholm in 1989, aged 80

Magnus Creutz