Annie Bergman ~ Stjärse Blommor

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Annie Bergman (1889-1987)
Stjärse Blommor (Star Flowers)
c.1950
Woodcut
Inscribed 'Stjärse blommor, Orig. Träsnitt, Hand Tryck' (Hand Print)
Signed 'Annie Bergman'
8 x 5 ins / 20 x 13 cms
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Annie Bergman was born in Liège, Belgium on 15th December 1889. She was a Swedish artist and designer.

Bergman attended Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) and Althins Målarskola - a private painting school in Stockholm which prepared students for admission to the Academy of Fine Arts - before studying at Konstakademien (Academy of Fine Arts), Stockholm (1908-1912). Bergman travelled to Germany, Italy and (in 1914) Paris, where she studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.

In the 1920s Bergman worked as an illustrator for Stockholm's newspapers and magazines - Her theatrical caricatures are held in the collection of the theatre museum (teatermuseum) at Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm. Bergman also illustrated her own children¬ís stories, 'Dalhästen' (1923), 'Sagan om Jätten och Barner' (The Tale of the Giant and the Children) (1933).

It is for her woodcuts and linocuts that she is best known - which she exhibited throughout Scandinavia, England, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland and USA.

Examples of her work are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna Museet) and National Museum, Stockholm; Gothenburg Art Museum; Malmö Museum, The Altertina Museum, Vienna; Centre de la Gravure et de I'image Imprimée, Belgium; National Museum, Kraków and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Annie Bergman was an active member of artists associations such as Föreningen Svenska Konstnärinnor (The Association of Swedish Female Artists), Svenska Konstnärernas Förening (Swedish Artists Association) and Grafiska Sällskapet (Graphic Society), where she served on the board from 1933-1965.

Annie Bergman died on 11th January 1987, aged 97.