Harald Widing 1902-1984

Harald Ragnar Widing was born in Karlstad on 17th July 1903. He was a Swedish artist and designer.

Initially, Widing worked as an advertising artworker (1922–1930). As an artist, Widing was mainly self-taught but atteneded various painting schools in Sweden and abroad when travelling to Germany (1923), France (1937), Italy (1938), Greece (1938) and Spain, after receiving the Värmlands Art Association’s travel grant (1952).

First exhibited Karlstad (1939). Other exhibitions include (with Pelle Åberg and Helge Frender) Eskilstuna (1942); Borås (1942); with Ulf Johansson and David Wretling at Lorensbergs Konstsalong, Göthenurg (1943); Gävle (1944); Kalstad and Karlskoga (1950). Group exhibitions include the 'De Ungas' salon, Stockholm (1949)

Widing also exhibited in the annual group exhibitions held by Sweden's Art Association (Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening) in Stockholm (from 1936) and the Värmland Art Association’s (Värmlands Konstförenings) exhibitions (from 1937).

Examples of his work are held in the collections of Norrköping Art Museum, the Hälsingland Museum and the Värmland Museum.

Harald Widing died on 11th September 1984, aged 82

Harald Widing