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Mid-Century Swedish Nude Study Lithograph.  Simple lines to this seated nude charcoal sketch by listed artist Bertil Berntsson. Lithograph No. 7/25.  Signed Bertil Berntsson '51 in the bottom right.

Mid-Century Swedish Nude Study Lithograph by Bertil Berntsson

  • Bertil Berntsson created a number of screenprint nudes in the 1950s; this lithograph is a simple sketch of a nude study in charcoal dated 1951.

    Condition: Very good vintage condition; mounted within the original frame with a few knocks and bumps commensurate with age. Ready to hang.

    About the artist - Bertil Berntsson (1921-2002):

    Berntsson studied at the Konsthögskolan Valand (The Gothenburg Museum Drawing School - which was re-named 'Valand School of Art' in 1950) between 1939 and 1940, the Skåne painting school (Skånska målarskolan) in Malmö between 1945 and 1946 and then in Paris, in 1949, under the French sculptor, painter, teacher and writer André Lhote (1885-1962).

    Berndtsson first exhibited in Varberg in 1939 and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Stockholm, Malmö and Helsingborg between 1947 and 1953. Most notably Berndtsson was part of the 1949 'Skånska Konstnärer' (Skåne Artists) exhibition in Eskilstuna.

    Berntsson's early paintings were impressionistic (landscapes and portraits), but from the mid 1950s his works became increasingly structural in composition.

    Berntsson's works are held in the collections of the Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art) in Stockholm, Malmö konstmuseum (Malmö Art Museum), Ystad Art Museum (Ystads konstmuseum), Helsingborg City Museum (Helsingborgs stadsmuseum) and Halmstad Museum amongst others.  His work is now considered collectable.

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