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Björn Ahlgrensson, Artist
  • Artist Fritz Lindström (Swedish, 1874 - 1962)
  • TitleBjörn Ahlgrensson, Artist
  • Dating 1901
  • Technique/MaterialOil on canvas
  • Dimensions110,5 x 93 cm
    121,5 x 104 x 6 cm
  • AcquisitionGift of friends to the artist, 1904
  • CategoryPainting
  • Inventory NumberGKM 0376
  • Rights and ReproductionFritz Lindström/BUS 2012©
  • Display StatusNot shown in the museum
Signatures etc.
Exhibition History
A thin man with thick hair, he gazes out to the left through thin spectacles. He holds a violin in his hands. Dressed in black, he is silhouetted against the bright golden gleam of the wooden panelling. Ahlgrensson looks determined. This is a portrait of a friend, one that highlights the artist’s calling as a serious one and art as a spiritual dimension of existence. This seems to be how the Rackstad artists viewed their profession: by revealing Nature’s beauty and spiritual dimension, art offers comfort in a harsh existence.

Kristoffer Arvidsson from The Collection Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg 2014