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Hilma af Klint

Inspired by Hilma af Klint – the Swedish artist & mystic whose paintings were amongst the first abstract art. She came into contact with nature at an early stage in her life & her association with natural forms became an inspiration in her work.

She studied in Stockholm at the Academy of Fine Arts for five years. Before she died in 1944, she stipulated that her work couldn’t be shown for 20 years & made it clear that many of her paintings couldn’t be sold individually.

Her work remained outside the spotlight for decades – until, in 2013, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm mounted a traveling retrospective that became a surprise hit.

Six years later, the Guggenheim Museum in New York had its own retrospective, which closed in 2019 & received 600,000 visitors, making it the most viewed exhibition the museum had ever done.

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Isaac GrĂŒnewald

Painter, Illustrator & designer, born 1888 – studied art at in Stockholm. Influenced by the atmosphere of creative freedom & admiration for French painting, he continued his studies in the Studio of his admired Matisse.

The influence of the French master was instrumental in the formation of vivid color palette that distinguished his work. Another master, Paul CĂ©zanne, contributed to GrĂŒnewald’s rigour geometrical in drawing, to simple geometric forms. Some of his most famous works are Portrait of Ivan in an armchair & Bullfighting.

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