Mid-century, Abstract Portrait of a Man- Eric Elfwén 1921-2008
Large, bold abstract oil on canvas by Swedish artist, Eric Ragnar Elfwén, depicting a man with one arm over a chair. Zippy oranges, Germoline pinks and burgundy blocks of colour, linear black and mauve interwoven hands. A statement piece where mid-century becomes relevant in a modern setting.
About the Artist
Eric Ragnar Elfwén, born August 16, 1921 in Stockholm, died December 30, 2008 in the Old Town Parish of Kalmar County, Sweden he was a Swedish painter, sculptor, glass painter and designer.
Eric Elfwén studied at Konstfack in Stockholm and at Edvin Oller, Isaac Grünewald and Otte Sköld School of Art in Stockholm. He studied glass painting under the French artist Gabriel Loire in Chartres.
His debut exhibition was 1944 at Gummesons Art Hall.
Eric Elfwén has produced murals, stained glass paintings, altar sculpture in the Old Town Church in 1959 and restoration assignments for the entire church 1969-1971.
His reliefs are found in many public buildings and his glass paintings in several churches. He has also done artwork in enamel and mosaics found in public environments.
He is represented at, among others, Borås Art Museum, Jönköping Museum, Kalmar Art Museum, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Modern Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
CM: 71 x 81
Inches: 28 x 32
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Provenance: Swedish , Monogrammed bottom left E E
Condition: Very Good
Date: Mid 20thC