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Mid-century Painting, 'Clam Digging,' Karl Enock Ohlsson

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Image of Mid-century Painting, 'Clam Digging,' Karl Enock Ohlsson
  • Image of Mid-century Painting, 'Clam Digging,' Karl Enock Ohlsson
  • Image of Mid-century Painting, 'Clam Digging,' Karl Enock Ohlsson
  • Image of Mid-century Painting, 'Clam Digging,' Karl Enock Ohlsson
  • Image of Mid-century Painting, 'Clam Digging,' Karl Enock Ohlsson

Mid-century Painting, 'Bait Digging,' by Swedish artist, Karl Enock Ohlsson.

The figure front of stage sports a cyan shirt and brick red clam digger trousers. Working in earnest, head bent, weight against a sand-plunged spade. A small boat is harboured quietly behind an ochre coloured, sandy dune and a pale apricot sky heralds a glorious sunset.

About the Artist

Karl Enock Waldemar Ohlsson, born May 15, 1889 in Malmö, died March 20, 1958 in Malmö, was a Swedish painter and artist.

Ohlsson studied at the Technical School in Malmö and during several study trips in 1904-1908 to Hamburg, England, France and Cairo. He made his debut in a collection exhibition in 1915 and exhibited separately the first time in 1917.

He belonged to the artist group Aura and participated in the group's exhibitions from 1928. He participated almost every year in the Malmö exhibitions of Skåne since 1915 and he also participated in collections exhibitions in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Gothenburg.

His art consists of still life, portraits, figurative motifs and landscapes, often from the outskirts of cities with factories and harbour views. In 1939 he published the book Karl Enock Ohlsson. Ohlsson is represented at Malmö Museum, Helsingborg Museum, Tomelilla Museum and at Landskrona Museum.

Original frame, ready to hang.
Size:
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 49 x 57
Inches: 19 x 22 1/2
Painting:
CM: 35 x 43
Inches: 13 1/2 x 17
Medium: Oil on Board
Provenance: Swedish School, signed lower left
Date; mid 20th century
Condition; Very Good