Bror Hjorth (1894-1968)
Girl with Stork (Flicka med Stork)
Signed 'Bror Hjorth'
7.5 x 10 ins / 25 x 19 cms
Bror Hjorth was born in Kronsäter on 22nd April 1894. He was a Swedish artist
Hjorth attended Caleb Althin's and Gunnar Hallström's Art Schools before studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen for a year in 1919. In 1921 moved to Paris and worked at Musée Bourdelle and studied sculpture under Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) until 1925.
Hjorth was appointed Professor of Drawing at Konstakademien (Royal Academy of Fine Arts), Stockholm in 1949.
Hjorth first exhibited in Stockholm in 1927. Other exhibitions include Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet (Swedish-French Art Gallery), Stockholm (1930 and 1943); He was a co-founder of the 'Färg och Form' (Colour and Form) Gallery, Stockholm (exhibiting 1935, 1940 and 1960) and retrospectives held at Moderna Muséet, Stockholm and National Museum of Art, Copenhagen (1967).
Examples of Hjorth's works are held in the collections of Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art) and Nationalmuseum (National Museum) in Stockholm; Göteborg and Malmö Museums of Art: Norwegian National Gallery, Oslo and National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen.
Bror Hjorth died in Uppsala on 21st May 1968, aged 74.
Färg och Form (Colour and Form) 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.