Gösta Erikson (1908-1979)
Inscribed 10-10 Svart ......
Initialled and dated GE49 in pencil
4 x 4.75 ins / 10 x 12 cms
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Gösta Elof August Erikson was born in Norrköping on 25th April 1908. He was a Swedish painter and printmaker.
Erikson was a self-taught artist. He produced abstract, non-figurative works in oil, pastel and as woodcuts. He went on study trips to Denmark and Norway.
He married Margot Gilinson (1914-1983) in 1933
Erikson first exhibited at the 'Stockholm of Today' (Stockholm av i Dag) exhibition in 1943. In 1946 he exhibited at the Färg och Form (Colour and Shape) exhibition space - see below. He participated in the 'Good art in every home' (God konst i alla Hem) held at Liljevalchs Konsthall in Stockholm in 1951 and the Swedish Public Art association exhibitions from 1948 until 1950. Erik son also exhibited in Bollnäs, Kiruna and Luleå
Gösta Erikson died in Stockholm on 13th March 1979. He was 70 years old.
Färg och Form (Colour and Shape) Gallery
Färg och Form was an exhibition space in Stockholm where artists were able to sell their works directly to buyers. Establised in 1932 by fourteen painters and sculptors, the original group included Bror Hjorth, Vera Nilsson, Sven Erixson and Gunnar Svenson. The gallery was named after the acclaimed (1913) overview of modern painting by the Swedish writer and critic August Brunius (1879-1926). In April 1935 the gallery was reported to the police for 'the wounding of discipline and morality'. The Gallery closed, after 70 years, in June 2002.