Börje Ottosson 1919-1997

Nils Börje Ottosson was born in Skåne-Tranas, Kristianstads, southern Sweden on 28th August 1919. He was a Swedish artist and designer.

Ottosson studied at the Otte Sköld School of Painting (1944-45). The school was founded in 1929 by Åke Pernby (1902-1981) and Joseph Otte Sköld (1894-1957). In 1949 it became the Pernbys målarskola (Pernbys painting school). He travelled to Faroe Islands (1948), France in (1952) and made frequent visits to northern Norway between 1945 and 1957.

Ottosson's first solo exhibition was at SDS-hallen in Malmö in 1947. Other solo exhibitions include the Athenaeum in Copenhagen in 1952 (and again in 1957) and SDS-hallen in Malmö once again in 1953. Group exhibitions include 'Unga tecknare' (Young Illustrators) at the National Museum (1945) and with the Skåne Art Society (Skånes konstförenings) in Malmö (from 1948). In 1959 he was included in the 'Då och nu Svensk grafik 1600-1959' (Then and now Swedish Graphics 1600-1959) exhibition held at the Liljevalchs konsthall (an art gallery located on the Djurgården island in Stockholm).

Exapmples of Ottossons work are held in the collections of the National Museum in Stockholm, the Malmö Museum, the State Museum of Art in Copenhagen, National Library of France (Bibliotheque Nationale de France), Paris - As well as the local museums in Helsingborg, Norrköping, Eskilstuna and Kristianstad.

Börje Ottosson died in 1997, aged 78.