A pair of Mid-Century Swedish Landscapes Ragnar Falk (1903-1977) in vivid hues. Both signed.
A Pair of Mid-Century Swedish Landscapes by Ragnar Falk
Gorgeous colours to these pastel landscapes on paper by Swedish artist Ragnar Falk. Bold strokes produce a vibrant landscape with a harmonious colour palette of greens, blues and yellow.
Original silver gilt reeded wooden frames, mounted and glazed. Each signed by the artist.
Ragnar Emanuel Falk was born March 16, 1903 in Gothenburg. He was a Swedish artist.
The son of the coppersmith August Hermansson Falk and Bernhardina Falk. In 1926 he married Eleonora Josefina Andersson and the couple had six children.
Falk studied at the Handicraft Association's school in Gothenburg 1927–1931 and took study trips to Europe including France and Italy in 1947/48.
He had a numerous solo exhibitions during his career including one in Gothenburg in 1934, 1942 and 1945, and at Modern konst i hemmiljö (Modern Art in a Home Environment) in Stockholm in 1944. In the early 1930s, Falk was a member of a circle of friends that also included Torsten Billman and Åke Winnberg. He painted still lifes, portraits, landscapes and suburban scenes. He was a member of the Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (Artists' National Organisation) and Gothenburg Artists 'Club.
Falk is represented with a painting at the Gothenburg Art Museum.
He passed away at the age of 74 on August 16, 1977 in Annedal, Gothenburg and is buried in at Västra kyrkogården in Gothenburg.
His work now fetches up to US$2200 / GBP £1800 depending on size and medium.