Mid-century, Landscape, 'Lofoten Harbour' in Norway, home to the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, by Swedish artist, Idun Loven.
Such a lovely painting with peppermint green houses with dark chocolate roofs clinging to the dock side. A fishing boat sporting a white cabin is moored in an angelica sea. Smaller boats are huddled with lipstick hulls and baby-blue bows. Loosely painted with swift post-impressionist strokes the glowering green mountains peak into the cool blue sky.
IDUN LOVÉN 1916 - 1988 Swedish painter and art educator
Idun Lovén was born in 1916, the youngest of seven daughters - sister Brita later became athlete - to seminary teacher Sam Lovén and Zidonia Bengtsson. Lovén graduated in 1937 under Leoo Verde in painting in Linköping and in 1938–1939 she attended the State Crafts and Art Industry School in Oslo for Karl von Hanno , Per Mid-century landscape, 'Lofoten Harbour', in Norway by Swedish artist, Idun Loven. Krohg and Henrik Sörensen and in 1939–1940 at Otte Skölds painting school in Stockholm.
In 1946 she studied at Grünewald's painting school in Stockholm and 1955-1956 in Paris. She painted landscapes from among others Lapland , Kindabygden in southern Östergötland and the Tjust archipelago in northern Småland . She also painted still life and portraits . In 1957, Lovén became the head of Edward Berggren's student studio at David Bagares street in Stockholm and then reconstructed from 1958. In the same year, she took over the school, which changed its name to Art School Idun Lovén and at which she was a teacher and principal until the mid-1980s.
New Frame, ready to hang.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Provenance: Swedish School. Signed lower left
Date; mid century
Condition; Very Good