Karl Einar Andersson 1925-

Karl Einar Andersson was born in Norra Mellby in Hässleholm, Sweden in 1925. He was a Swedish sculptor and painter.

Andersson studied at the Skåne painting school (Skånska målarskolan) in Malmö (1942-44), Otte Sköld's (Otte Skölds målarskola) painting school in Stockholm (1944-45), the Royal Art Academy in Stockholm (1945-50) - where he was taught by the artist Ragnar Sandberg (1902-1972) - and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1947)

Andersson was assistant to the Swedish artist Pär Siegård (1887-1961) between 1959-1962. Siegård was one of the founders of the southern Swedish modernist Group 'De tolv' (The Twelve) which contributed to the Skåne breakthrough of modernism between 1924 and 1934

Andersson was a member of the Helsingborg Art Association and was one of the initiators of Ängelholm Art Association (formed in 1944). He was a teacher at the Lund University (Lunds tekniska högskola) between 1965 and 1970.

Anderson travelled extensively throughout Europe - Norway 1947, France & Italy 1948, 1950, 1954, 1961 and Spain in 1951 and 1953 and exhibited throughout Sweden - Most notably at Galleri Samlaren, Stockholm (1952), Krognoshuset, Lund (1954), Boras Konsthall (1954), SDS-hallen, Malmö (1957), Galerie Moderne, Malmö (1958), Högganäs Museum (1963) and at Galerie Leger, Malmo and at the Norrköpings Konstmuseum (Norrkoping Art Museum) with John Wipp and Sten Dunér in 1965.

Andersson's public works include a stained glass window (1956) - made in collaboration with Ralph Bergholtz (1908-1988), in the Norra Mellby church, a large concrete relief in the Kirseberg district of Malmö and a multicoloured (Polykrom) relief (1960) in Karhögstorg, Lund.

He is represented in the National Museum (Nationalmuseum) in Stockholm, Malmö Museum, the Norrköping Art Museum and Skissernas Museum (The Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art) at Lund University.

Karl Einar Andersson