Halmstadgruppen

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Halmstadgruppen was a group of avant-garde artists at Halmstad in Halland County, Sweden. They created a permanent showroom in Mjellby, now Mjellby Art Museum in Halmstad. Here an extensive collection of Halmstad group works are exhibited. [1]

Mjellby Art Museum outside Halmstad, Sweden

HistoryEdit

During the years 1922-23, Axel Olson (1899-1986) studied in Berlin with the Russian painter and sculptor Alexander Archipenko. Axel's brother Erik Olson (1901-1986) and their cousin Waldemar Lorentzon (1899-1984) studied in 1924 at Fernand Léger painting academy in Paris. Sven Jonson (1902-1981), Stellan Mörner (1896-1979), and Esaias Thorén (1901- 1981), also studied in Paris during that time. During their periods abroad they came in contact with modern developments in painting. Returning to Sweden, Halmstadgruppen was founded in 1929 and was unchanged until 1979, with the death of Stellan Mörner .[2][3]

The members of Halmstadgruppen were pioneers in the Swedish modernist art movement. During the 1920s, they were cubists and during the 1930s introduced surrealism in Sweden together with Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (1884–1965).[4]

MembersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Halmstad Group history". Halmstads kommun. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Halmstad Group." The Concise Grove Dictionary of Art. Oxford University Press, Inc., 2002.
  3. ^ "Biography of Axel Olson (1899-1986)". thebiography.us. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "The art of Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, 1884–1965". johncoulthart.com. Nov 15, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "Stellan Mörner". Mjellbykonstmuseum.se. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2016-02-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Axel Olson". Mjellbykonstmuseum.se. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2016-02-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Esaias Thorén". Mjellbykonstmuseum.se. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2016-02-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Erik Olson". Mjellbykonstmuseum.se. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2016-02-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Sven Jonson". Mjellbykonstmuseum.se. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2016-02-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Other sourcesEdit

  • Folke Holmér (1947) Halmstadgruppen. Waldemar Lorentzon, Axel Olson, Erik Olson, Esaias Thorén, Sven Jonson, Stellan Mörner (Stockholm, Rabén & Sjögren)

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