Glorious landscape by highly collectable Swedish artist, Jules Schyl (1893-1977). Thick and juicy application of paint on this delicious oil on board. A red roofed cabin nestles in a wooded clearing. Tall, cocoa coloured trees span like a hand into an unpredictable apricot sky. Red riding hood is just out of frame.
About the Artist
Jules Victor Richard Schyl (actually Viktor Jules Richard Schylow), born October 12, 1893 in Copenhagen, died in 1977 in Malmö, was a Swedish drawing teacher, painter, graphic artist and cartoonist.
He was the son of the manufacturer Ola Svensson and Ida Henriksson and from 1932 married Karin Johansson. Schyl studied at the Technical School in 1913-1914 and underwent trainer to be an art teacher at the Higher Art Industrial School at the same time. He was employed as a drawing teacher at Malmö City's vocational schools in 1921 and later came to work at Malmö Technical Education for a number of years.
Together with a group of other Skåne painters and sculptors he came to participate in the breakthrough of modern Skåne and he was one of the founders of the artist group The Twelve in 1924 and he was one of the founders of the art association Aura 1928. In the early 1920s he established a private painting school in Lund. When Schyl left Stockholm in 1917, his painting consisted of a naturalistic painting, and with time in Copenhagen he came into contact with the new artistic movements of Cubism, Impressionism and Expressionism, but it was his own studies during the journeys to Germany and France that he acquired the modernist art form.
Together with NJ Mangor and G Wang, he exhibited in Copenhagen in 1918 and together with Evald Ask and Arvid Källström at Lund University's art museum in 1923. Separately, he exhibited at the SDS hall in 1939 and at Malmö museum in 1944. He participated since 1919 in collections exhibitions arranged by Skåne's art association and he regularly participated in the artist group The Twelve from the start in 1924 and with the art group Aura he participated about 30 times. In addition, he participated in exhibitions arranged by Sweden's general art association, the Swedish National Association for Educational Art, the exhibition of Skåne art at Charlottenborg in 1946, Skåne artists at Liljevalch's art gallery 1951, Lhote and the Swedes at the Archives for Decorative Art in Lund 1961, the exhibition of the Limhamn art association Facett at Malmö City Hall and in several exhibitions with provincial art in various places in Skåne. Among his public works are murals painting at Åke Hans restaurant in Lund, the city hall entrance in Lund and Malmö nation's premises in Malmö.
His art consists of figurative studies, landscapes, still life, portraits and in many of his motifs he has taken inspiration from the music and the world of dance, dance restaurants and he often returned to harlequin and mandolin players performed in oil, drawings, etchings, aquatint, mezzotint and lithography. Schyl is represented at Nationalmuseum , Lund University Art Museum, Tomelilla Art Museum, Helsingborg Museum and Malmö Museum.
Medium: Oil on Board
Provenance: Swedish School. Signed bottom right and verso
Condition; Very Good