1950, 'Meditteranean 2' Eva Holmberg-Jacobsson


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1950, 'Meditteranean 2' Eva Holmberg-Jacobsson

Light filled, Mediterranean landscape by Swedish painter, Eva Hilda Elsa Holmberg-Jacobsson, (1910- 2013). Possibly Spain, a favourite haunt of the artist, this
painting depicts a cerulean sea under a grey green sky, pumpkin orange buildings and absinthe green palms and cacti.

About the artist

Eva Holmberg-Jacobsson was a Swedish visual artist born in Malmö. She painted naive scenery and interiors in a lively colour palette, often bathing in a white yellow light.

Jacobsen was the daughter of engineer Carl Holmberg and Gerda Helena Jonasson and from 1942 married Karl-Erik Jacobsson. She studied at the Skåne School of Painting in Malmö in 1927 and at the Otte Sköld painter's school in Stockholm in 1929 and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris and during studies to, among others, Hungary, Spain and France.

Separately, she performed at the SDS Hall in Malmö in 1942 and at Malmö Museum 1946 and at the Black Brother Monastery in Lund in 1952. She participated in joint exhibitions with Skåne Art Society and Helsingborg Art Association.

Her art consists of flowers, figure motifs, landscape and city views from France in a fresh color scheme. She is represented at the Malmö Museum, Helsingborg Museum,, Trelleborg Museum and Landskrona Museum.

New Frame
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 70 x 80
Inches: 27 1/2 x 31 1/2
CM: 55 x 46
Inches: 21 1/2 x 18
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Provenance: Swedish School
Condition: Very Good
Date: Mid 20th Century


Second quarter 20th Century

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