Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Hjorth Bror

Bror Hjorth (1894 –1968) was a Swedish artist.

Hjorth was one of Sweden’s best-known sculptors and painters and was professor of art at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm from 1949 to 1959. On completion of his studies, he lived in Uppsala, where he built his studio home in Kåbo, now the Bror Hjorths Hus museum. He was awarded the Sergel Prize in 1955.
Hjorth is known for his figures, which are often roughly carved in wood and decorated using only a few bright colours. He also painted several landscapes and studio interiors. He grew up among farmers and woodlanders in Dalboda, where he met local styles of music which came to have a great influence on his work.
He showed promising artistic tendencies from an early age - his schoolbooks were decorated with sketches and his artistic skills continued to flourish in later life. His Kärlek (Love) sculptures, which he completed in the 1930s, were highly controversial and widely misunderstood.

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