I’m a member of an association with the aim to give support to Swedish artists living in France (see here). We organise exhibitions, we purchase some works which then can be “won” by the members… and a lot more.
Last week there was the vernissage of an exhibition of a well-established artist, Bengt Olson, now well over 80, who moved to France some 60 years ago. He has created a number of monumental works in France - and in Sweden and is represented in some major museums with paintings and graphics.
The exhibition we organised in the premises of the “Swedish Club” in Paris (see previous post) was about illustrations Bengt Olson made for a recent, new edition of the “The Wonderful Adventures of Nils” by Selma Lagerlöf, originally published in 1906-07.
Selma Lagerlöf was the first female writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature - in 1909.
There was a nice attendance including the Swedish ambassador, Mrs. Veronika Wand-Danielsson (see top picture).