Carl Gunnar von Gegerfelt 1926-2012

Carl Gunnar von Gegerfelt was born in Laholm on 20th August 1926. He was a Swedish artist and ceramist.

Gegerfelt studied at the Konstfackskolan (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design), Stockholm (1945-1946) and under the French sculptor, painter, teacher and writer André Lhote (1885-1962) in Paris (1946-47). Gegerfelt then returned to Stockholm to study at Otte Sköld's (Otte Skölds målarskola) painting school (1948-1950) and with the Danish painter Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen (1909-1957) in 1950. Gegerfelt also studied Art History at Stockholm University (Stockholms Högskola).

Gegerfelt first exhibited in Kiruna (1948), and then in Uppsala and Östersund (1949). Other exhibitions include Galleri Lucidor (Gallery Lucidor), Stockholm; Konstfrämjandet in Örebro; Vita huse (White House) in Uppsala as well as in Gävle, Hudiksvall, Färila, Söderhamn, Bollnäs, Ange, Norrkoping and Helsingborg. Group exhibitions include 'De Ungas Salong' (The Youth Salon), Stockholm (1951) and in Halmstad (1951 and 1952).

In 1951, the Swedish critic and writer, Ulf Hard (1915-2006) wrote that Gegerfelt’s 'modern, abstract art has produced quite captivating results' with it’s 'exquisite sense of color, line and rhythm' (Svenska Dagbladet. 15th April 1951)

Examples of Gegerfelt's work are held in the collections of the Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Gävle; Statens Konstråd (Public Art Agency), Stockholm; Hudiksvall Museum; Stockholm City Hall and Sveriges Riksdag (Parliment House). Examples of his public works can be seen at the Sparbanken (Savings Bank) in Edsbyn; Hudiksvall Hospital; The Linnvasselv Power Plant and the Esso Motor Hotel in Söderhamn.

Gegerfelt also signed works 'GvG', 'Tore Jonni' and 'T. Jonni Gegerfelt'.

Most recently, Gegerfel exhibited at the Galleri Skådebanan in Linköping in 2009 (14 March to 3rd April).

Carl Gunnar von Gegerfelt died in Vreta Kloster on 2nd October 2012, aged 86.

Carl Gunnar von Gegerfelt