Lars Englund (b.1933
Signed 'Lars Englund'
14 x 12 ins / 35 x 30 cms
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Lars Englund was born on 6th May 1933 in Stockholm. He is a Swedish sculptor and painter.
Englund studied art for a year in 1950 under the Danish painter, writer and art theorist Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen (1909-1957), before attending the Fernand Léger painting academy in Paris in 1952.
His first solo exhibition was at Stockholm's Lilla Paviljongen (Little Pavillion) in 1953 and he has exhibited extensively ever since. Englund's works have been exhibited worldwide and he has represented Sweden at several Biennials and International Exhibitions.
Notable solo exhibitions include Sturegalleriet, Stockholm (1958), Galerie Burén, Stockholm (1965), Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris (1968), Galerie Leger, Malmö (1976), La Biennale di Venezia XXXVIII, Venice (1978), American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York (1984), Galeria Foksal, Warsaw (1984), Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris (1981 and 1997) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2005) - Group exhibitions include 'Unga Tecknare' Nationalmuseet, Stockholm (1950-52), 'Eleven Swedish Artists', Arts Council of Great Britain, London (1963), 'Six Painters from Sweden', Arts Council Gallery, London (1966), 'Structures Gonflables' Musée d Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (1968), 'Svenskt Alternativ' Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1970), 'Nordic Art' Norraéna Husid, Reykjavik (1972), 'Rosc77', Dublin (1977), Sleeping Beauty - Art Now, Scandinavia Today', Guggenheim Museum, New York and The Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles (1982-83), Olympiaden, Seoul (1988), IIIème Biennale de Sculpture, Monte Carlo (1991), 'The Inflatable Moment, Pneumatics and Protest in 68' The Architectural League, New York (1998) and Royal Institute of British Architects, London (1999)