Fritz Grahn 1910-1989

Fritz Henrik Grahn was born in Chemnitz, Germany on 7th May 1910. He was a Swedish painter (landscapes and cityscapes) and designer (woodcuts, murals and theatre sets)

Grahn attended the Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm between 1936 and 1939. Study trips included Holland (1937), Paris (1948) and Norway (1950).

Grahn married Maja-Stina Öhrwall in 1941 and became a Swedish citizen in 1943.

Grahn exhibited with the Swedish art Associations. In 1952 he was awarded a scolarship from Östgöta Nations, and studied briefly in England.

Examples of his work are held at the Norrköpings Konstmuseum (Norrköping Art Museum) - where he exhibited in May 1970 - and museums in Linköping and Katrineholm. His decorative murals can be seen at the Majgården and Iva Hall, Norrköping and the Östgöta Gille restaurant in Lin Køping.

Fritz Grahn died in Norrköping on 31st July 1989, aged 79

Fritz Grahn