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Gösta Larsson (1912-1978)
Port mot Hötorget
1953
Etching (21 / 300)
Signed 'Gösta Larsson 1953'
9 x 6 ins / 24 x 15 cms
Original frame
Collection of Moderna Museet NMG 274/1954

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Gösta David Larsson was born in Gothenburg on 28th November 1912. He was a Swedish painter and print maker.

Larsson attended Slöjdföreningens Skola, Gothenburg (1947-1949) and studied print making under Harald Sallberg and Emil Johanson-Thor in Stockholm (1950-1951). He also studied in Rome and Florence.

In 1952, Larsson and the artist Torsten Waldemarsson (1919-2004) established a copperplate printing company in Gothenburg.

Larsson first exhibited at 'Decemberutställningar' (December Exhibition), Gothenburg (1953). Other group exhibitions include 'Kunst I Der Fria' (Art in the Open Air), Stockholm (1954) and an exhibition of Swedish graphics, Havana (1955).

In 1953, Larsson was awarded first prize by Folket i Bilds (FiB's) Konstklubb for his aquatint 'Port mot Hötorget'. Their membership magazine (Konstvännen) describes his print as being 'decidedly spiritual and subtle... He simply drew the pattern on the Konserthuset's (Stockholm Concert Hall) entrance doors made of glass and bronze, together with the shadow pattern of the doors on the wall - a completely naturalistic image but with a concretist effect'.

'Gösta Larssons akvatint är originell intill fräckhet men en avgjort spirituell och underfundig lösning på rävlingsuppgiften. Han har helt enkelt tecknat upp mönstret på Konserthusets entréportar av glas och brons jämte portarnas skuggmönster på väggen - en helt naturalistisk bild men med konkretistisk verkan'

Examples of Gösta Larsson's works are held in the collection of Moderna Museet in Stockholm ('Port mot Hötorget' Ref NMG 274/1954)

Gösta Larsson died in Gothenburg on 25th February 1978, aged 65.