Fabian Lundqvist (1913-1989) 20th Century Swedish School 'Gossip in the Shade' DF
Oil on canvas
Unframed measurements 15 x 18 ins (38 x 46 cm)
Framed measurements 16 x 19 ins (40 x 48 cm)
Fabian Lundqvist 1913-1989
A Swedish painter and glass designer. Born in Malmö, he studied at the Skåne painting School (Skånska målarskolan) there in 1946 under the German / Danish artist and sculptor Harald Isenstein (1898-1980) before travelling to Paris in 1948 to study under the French sculptors and painters André Lhote (1885-1962) and Jean Fautrier (1898-1964).
His first exhibition was held in 1944 with his fellow Skåne painting School student Ib Tollberg (1911-1984) the Killbergs Killbergs Art Salon in Hälsingborg, southern Sweden. He held numerous solo shows in Sweden throughout the ensuing decades, participating in the annual group shows of the Skåne's Art Association in Malmö and the Autumn Salons in Helsingborg throughout the 1940s and 50s. He was invited to participate in the exhibition 'The Wind' in Copenhagen in 1953.
Lundqvist travelled to France (1947-50), Switzerland (1953), and Spain and Morocco (1954). He was a member of the Artists' National Organization (Konstnärernas Riksorganisation) and the Skane Arts Club (Skånska Konstnärsklubben).
In 1958, Lundqvist became a designer and artistic advisor at the Trelleborg & Alsterfors Glasbruk (glassworks). Examples of Lundqvist's work can be seen in the Ystad museums and the Malmö General Hospital.
One of the best known names of the Swedish Midcentury trend he has become a favourite of Interior Designers and collectors of Midcentury Swedish art alike.