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Lars Rolf (1923-2001)
Geometric Composition
1955
Screeenprint (85/115)
Signed 'L. Rolf 55'
16 x 17 ins / 40 x 43 cms
Ref. 2804

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Lars Anders Rolf was born in Oslo, Norway on 29th May 1923. He was a Swedish painter, draftsman, designer and sculptor. He was the son of revue artist Ernst Rolf (1891-1932) and costume designer Gueye Rolf (1902-1973).

Rolf attended the Carl Malmsten's Capellagården school - Malsten (1888-1972) was a Swedish architect and furniture designer - before teaching at Otte Sköld's painting school (Otte Skölds Mälarskola), Stockholm (1943–1945) and then studying at the Konsthögskolan (Academy of Art), Stockholm (1945–1950). Rolf took study trips around Scandinavia, France, Italy, England and Mexico

Lars first exhibited at Galerie Aesthetica, Stockholm (1951). Other solo exhibitions include Galleri Gummeson, Stockholm (1955); Stadshuset (City Hall), Norrköping (1955); Lilla Galleriet, Stockholm (1957) . Group exhibitions include 'Atta unga Grafiker', De Ungas Salon, Stockholm (1948); 'Unga tecknare' (Young Artists), National Museum (1952, 1953, 1955 and 1957); 'Fem malare' (Five painters), Gummesons, Stockholm (1952); an exhibition of Swedish cubism and concretism at Galerie Denise René, Paris (1953); Stuttgart 1954; 'Sculpture in Nature', Norrvikens Trädgardar, Bästad (1955); with the Nordic Art Association, Gothenburg (1957); with the Association for Graphic Art, National Museum (1957) and Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm (1959).

Public works include a wall relief at Brännkyrka Läroverk Gynasium, Stockholm (1951-53) and a window painting at AB Astra (Pharmaceutical Company) headquarters, Södertälje (1955).

Examples of Rolf's work are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna Muséet) and National Museum, Stockholm and the Norrköping and Kalmar Art Museums.

Lars Rolf died in Stockholm on 14th February 2001 aged 77.