Nils Wedel (1897 - 1967)
Untitled Abstract Composition
Lithographic Print (49/55)
Signed Nils Wedel
10 x 12.5 ins / 25 x 32 cms
An unsigned open edition version of this print was issued as part of a portfolio of six Nils Wedel works (four colour lithographs and two black and white woodcuts) by ARS Konstserie (ARS Art Series) in the late 1950s
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Nils Wedel (1897-1967)
Nils Adolf Wedel was born in Gothenburg on 4th February 1897. He was a Swedish painter and designer.
Wedel attended the Slöjdföreningens Skola (Handicraft Society School) in Gothenburg (1915-17) where he studied under the Swedish painter and designer Albert Eldh (1878-1955).
Wedel travelled widely. He visited Copenhagen (1919-20), Paris (1921- 22) - where he spent a year at the Académie Moderne (also known as the Académie Léger-Ozenfant) studying under the French artist Emile Othon Friesz (1879-1949), Munich (1922), Rome (1949) and England (1962).
He lived in Denmark (1923-28) and then Malmö (1928-38). From 1939 until 1958 Wedel taught decorative painting and graphics at the Handicraft Society School in Gothenburg. He was married to textile artist Alice Wedel (1895-1984).
Nil Wedel died on 17 July 1967 in Kleva, Sweden, aged 70.