1950's Swedish 'Apples,' Erik Julius Svensson


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1950's Swedish 'Apples,' Erik Julius Svensson

Beautiful oil on canvas by Swedish artist, Erik Julius Svensson (1920 - 1995). This mid- century treasure is bursting with vibrant and passionate brushstrokes, full of movement and immediacy. A parcel of russet red, golden delicious green and ochre apples tumble out of their newspaper wrapping. I'm thinking a buttery slice of 'sockerkaka med applen' with its fresh apple slices dipped in cinnamon-sugar tucked into the batter.

Label Verso Reads

'Regementagen 82 -Tel. 615 40 Malmo V
Sommaradr. Ilsorp 1: 2 Tel. 115 39 - Sjobo

Born in 1920 in Vitably. Studied at Essem School in Malmo. Professor Helge Nielsen 1950-53

Separate exhibitions in Malmo 1951, 1956 and 1963. Collection exhibitions with Sveriges All-manna Konstforening, Skanes Art Society

Trelleborg Consortium, Horby Art Society and the Stoccholmassalong and on several estates of the Arild Group.

Malmo Museum Ystad Museum Erholl Ellen Trotzig's Scholarship 1958

Member of Skansa Konstnarsklubben and KRO and KSO.'

Signed lower right.

About the Artist

Erik Julius Svensson (1920 - 1995)

Eric Julius Svensson, born 21 January 1920 in Vitaby, Kristianstad County, died October 7, 1995 in Malmö, was Swedish painter and graphic artist.

In 1952 he married Greta Elvira Henrietta Offrell. Svensson studied at the Essem Scolan in Malmö together with Helge Nielsen 1950-1953. He was awarded Ellen Trotzig's scholarship from Malmö Museum in 1958. Separately he exhibited at the Idoff Center in Malmö 1951, SDS Hall 1956 and in Limhamn. 1953 he exhibited through the Swedish Art Society, Liljevalchs Stockholm salon and group exhibitions with the Arild Group. He later moved to still life, portrait and landscape paintings in close connection with Danish and Skåne goal tradition with the motives taken from Österlen, Arild and Bornholm. Svensson is represented at Malmö Museum, Ystad Art Museum, Småland Museum and Helsingborg Museum.

Newly Framed, ready to hang.
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 53 x 61cm
Inches: 20 3/4 x 24
CM: 18 1/2 x 15
Inches: 18 1/2 x 15
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Provenance: Sweden
Condition: Very Good
Date: Mid 20thC



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