Mid-century, 'French Riviera,' Hilding Rösiö
Vibrant landscape by Swedish artist Hilding Rösiö (1902 -1985) depicting a visa over the Mediterranean Sea. Turquoise sea with a hint of warm white sands, emerald green grasses and flesh toned cliffs. Heathers and hazy purples in the distance. Loosely painted, bottle green, palm trees sway the foreground.
About the Artist
Rösiö studied for a few months at Hoger Painting School in Copenhagen in 1919 and then continued his studies at the Stockholm School of Art in 1921-1926.
From 1927 he spent a decade abroad, mainly in France but shorter periods in Libya, Morocco, South Africa and West Africa.
Separately he exhibited in Jönköping several times, first in 1925 and together with Classe Campbell he exhibited at the Gummesons art gallery in 1959.
He participated in the Art and Industrial Exhibition in Jönköping in 1928, the Swedish Public Art Association 's autumn salon in 1945, he was primarily active as a cartoonist and travelist.
Some of his African paintings from Italian Somaliland (Somalia ) are reproduced in his journey from the Benadir Circus to Guiba , published in 1937.
Rösiö is represented in the National Museum , Modern Museum, Halland Art Museum and Jönköping Museum in Sweden .
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 50 x 42
Inches: 19 1/2 x 16 1/2
CM: 35 x 27
Inches: 13 1/2 x 10 1/2
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Provenance: Swedish School signed RÖSIÖ lower right
Date; Early 20th century
Condition; Very Good