Folke Rundkvist 1907-

Folke Kornelius Rundkvist was born on 20th September 1907 in Gideå, Västernorrlnads County, Sweden. His parents were the artist Johan Vilhelm Rundkvist (1881-1963) and Elin Maria Näslund.

A painter and commercial artist, Rundkvist studied at the Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm (1927-1930) and at Henry Blomberg's School of Painting (Blombergs Målarskola).

Rundkvist exhibited at Swedish Public Art Association's autumn exhibition (Sveriges Allmänna Konstförenings Höstutställning) in Stockholm in 1943, had a solo exhibition in Örnsköldsvik in 1950 and participated in a group exhibition organised by the Ångermanlands Artists Association with Hans Larsson (1919-1973), G. Hållander (1915-1980) and Bia Peterson (1916-1997) in 1951. In 1952, Rundkvist had a solo exhibition at Galleri 52 in Stockholm.

Examples of his commercial illustrations can be seen on the 1950s travel posters (See Monnickendam, Holland) printed by the innvative Dutch printing company Steendrukkerij De Jong & Co. Rundkvist was also a newspaper cartoonist (signature: Corne).

Examples of Rundkvist's work are held in the collection of the Stockholm City Museum (Stockholms Stadsmuseum)

Folke Rundkvist