Sigfrid Södergren ~ Windmill Landscape

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Sigfrid Södergren (1920-2000)
Landscape with Windmill
c.1952
Lithographic Print (Provtryck / Test Print)
Signed 'Sigfrid Södergren'
7.5 x 13 ins / 19 x 33 cms

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Additional Information

Sigfrid (Siffran) Södergren was the son of Swedish missionaries and was born in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo on 12th January 1920. He was a Swedish artist and writer

Södergren attended Otte Sköld's Painting School (Otte Skölds Målarskola) (1938–1940). Following military service during WW2, Södergren attended The Royal Institute of Art (Kungliga Konsthögskolan), Stockholm (1946–1950) and took study trips to the Congo in (1946–1947) and Angola (1948–1949). Throughout his life, Södergren frequently returned the Republic of Congo and acquired a large collection of African art and ethnography - a selection of which was shown at an exhibition at 'Färg och Form', Stockholm (1962). He describes his experiences in the Congo in his books 'Dans mot Mörk Botten' (1964) and 'Solspår' (1966).

Södergren first exhibited in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo (1947). Other solo exhibitions include Lobito, Angola (1949); 'Färg och Form' (Colour and Form) Gallery, Stockholm (1954); Kalmar Art Museum (1956 and 1962); Falun (1965). Group exhibitions include the National Museum's annual 'Unga Tecknare'; (Young Designers) exhibition during the late 1940s; with the Swedish Art Association (Svenska Konstförenings), Stockholm (1956 and 1957) and the Swedish Artists’ Association at the Academy Of Art, Stockholm (1961). Public works include a painting and a stone relief in the County Council House, Kalmar and paintings in the St. Erik's Hospital, Stockholm.

Examples of Södergren's works are held in the collections of the National Museum and Moderna Muséet, Stockholm and the Kalmar, Öland and Nyköping Art Museums.

Sigfrid Södergren died in Stenåsa, Öland on 22nd May 2000, aged 80

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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.