Torsten Renqvist (1924-2007)
Woodcut - edition 115/200
Signed lower 'T.R.52'
8 x 6 ins / 16 x 20 cms
Torsten Renqvist was a Swedish painter, sculptor, printmaker, and writer.
Born in Ludvika, Sweden in 1924. Renqvist studied at Otte Sköld art school in Stockholm, the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen (1948-50) at the Art Academy in Stockholm. He was director of the Valand Art School in Gothenburg (1956-1958). In 1964 he represented Sweden at the Venice Biennale and he had a major retrospective at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, in 1974. Renqvist Died on 13th May 2007 in Kummelnäs, Sweden
Renqvist's paintings and graphics - and later, his sculpture, have always been at the centre of contemporary Swedish art. "Torsten Renqvist belonged to the last century's truly great Swedish artists" (Ulf Linde (1929-2013), the Swedish art critic and museum director).