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Gallery Midlandia We specialise in original paintings & prints circa 1930-1970 from around the world plus select mid c

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1968 Scandinavian style home in West Sussex by Aage & Carol Møller. Our idea of a good time. Via @themodernhouseIn galle...
14/06/2022

1968 Scandinavian style home in West Sussex by Aage & Carol Møller. Our idea of a good time. Via @themodernhouse
In gallery news - check out our sale running for a short time - link in bio.

NEW ARRIVAL - ’The Fishing Boat’ by Stig Sandberg (Swedish 1925-1961) - oil on panel, signed, circa 1950s - presented in...
02/06/2022

NEW ARRIVAL - ’The Fishing Boat’ by Stig Sandberg (Swedish 1925-1961) - oil on panel, signed, circa 1950s - presented in a new off white painted inner liner frame and hand finished outer stained timber frame. One of a number of new arrivals at the gallery - some are on the site (link in our header) and others to be listed.

Stig Oskar Sandberg born in 1925 in Boden, was a Swedish painter, potter and art teacher.

Sandberg studied art under artist and teacher Isaac Grünewald in Stockholm between 1944 and 1945. He went on study trips to France and Spain during the 40's and 50's.

Sandberg was part of a Norrland Artist Group led by fellow artist Helge Linden. He had solo exhibitions in Umeå, a three artist show alongside Montana Lorentz and Jean Carlbrand in Piteå, and two person show with Olle Adolfsson in Nordmaling. He participated in group exhibition with Norrland group at the Norrlandskonst på Nordiska Museet (Nordic Museum) in Stockholm and Norrbottenskonst in Kemi, Finland. He participated in group exhibitions in several galleries alongside fellow Swedish artists Helge Linden, Erik Byström, Fred Andersson and Arne Olsson under the name of Yngre Norrlandskunstnere (Young Norrland Artists).

His subject matter was varied - he gladly painted people in interiors or landscapes, but also portraits (including self-portraits), still life and clean landscapes. In addition to painting in oil he produced ceramic works and drawings. From 1958 he was employed as a drawing teacher first in Boden and later at the school and vocational school in Piteå. The Havremagasinet Art Gallery held a retrospective of his work in 2013. Stig Sandberg is represented in public collections amongst other institutions at the National Museum in Stockholm.

Sandberg passed away prematurely aged just 36 on October 18, 1961 in Piteå in 1961.

Inside Kasmin Gallery, London, circa 1963 - architects: Ahrends, Burton and Koralek #kasmingallery #britishmodern #midce...
30/05/2022

Inside Kasmin Gallery, London, circa 1963 - architects: Ahrends, Burton and Koralek #kasmingallery #britishmodern #midcentury #galleryinterior #1963

Inside Kasmin Gallery, London, circa 1963 - architects: Ahrends, Burton and Koralek #kasmingallery #britishmodern
30/05/2022

Inside Kasmin Gallery, London, circa 1963 - architects: Ahrends, Burton and Koralek #kasmingallery #britishmodern

OPEN SATURDAY 11am-4pm! Call in to view our latest arrivals from Scandinavia including - ’Still Life’ by Tore Wideryd (S...
13/05/2022

OPEN SATURDAY 11am-4pm! Call in to view our latest arrivals from Scandinavia including - ’Still Life’ by Tore Wideryd (Swedish 1908-1992) - oil on panel, signed, circa 1950s, original restored frame - 50 x 29 cm.

Tore Wideryd was a Swedish artist born November 22, 1908 in Stockholm.

Wideryd worked initially as a draftsman and gravure printer. As a fine artist he was largely self taught and took study trips to France, Spain and England. In 1947, he received a scholarship as the first prize at a drawing competition organised by the Stockholm City Museum and the Stockholms Tidningen (Stockholm Times) newspaper.

He exhibited extensively in both solo and group shows throughout his career. Select exhibitions include one with Henry Axelsson and Sune Tjellander at Ateljé Signe Borg in Stockholm in 1944 and with Stig Åkervall at Färg och Formn in 1951. He participated in group exhibitions arranged by Sweden's General Art Association, Swedish Artists' Association and Liljevalch's Stockholm salons.

In addition to painting, he also produced a number of lithograph print editions and a various public art works - painted and mosaic murals. A notable one at Gröna Stugans titled “Variation on Spanish theme" that he created in 1965. Wideryd had visited Spain after World War II for inspiration, like many other Swedish contemporary artists, and the motif of this mosaic was the sun-drenched landscapes and bustling Spanish folklore he had encountered in his travels. Other mosaics include ones in Finspång from 1955, at apartment blocks in Bredäng in 1964 designed by architect Carl-Edvin Sandberg and at Axel Grape designed Runöskolan designed in 1953.

Wideryd has work in a number of public collections including the National Museum in Stockholm, Stockholms Stadshus, Eskilstuna Museum, H.M. Konung Gustav VI Adolf’s collection, and the Solna Regional Collection.

#vintageart #scandinavian #swedish #swedishart #artanddesign #gallery #collingwood #melbourne

One of our favourite sculptors is Icelandic artist Gerður Helgadóttir (1928-1975) shown here in the studio amongst her w...
07/05/2022

One of our favourite sculptors is Icelandic artist Gerður Helgadóttir (1928-1975) shown here in the studio amongst her work. Whilst we don’t have any work from Helgadóttir, call in to the gallery to view other vintage works from the icey North - our region of speciality! We’re open until 4pm today and have just added some new arrivals to the website #vintageart #nordicart #GerðurHelgadóttir #artanddesign #gallery #collingwood #melbourne

Thanks to all who came to our event at the gallery yesterday. Here’s an installation view of some off the new arrivals -...
01/05/2022

Thanks to all who came to our event at the gallery yesterday. Here’s an installation view of some off the new arrivals - we’ve started adding some to the site and will be adding many more over the coming week. Feel free to contact us in the meantime if you’d like details on anything you see here.

#vintageart #scandinavianart #swedishart #midcentury #vintagestyle #artanddesign #gallery #collingwood #melbourne

EVENT TODAY 3-6 pm at the gallery - all welcome! Join us for drinks and good company today as we unveil our latest art a...
30/04/2022

EVENT TODAY 3-6 pm at the gallery - all welcome! Join us for drinks and good company today as we unveil our latest art arrivals from Scandinavia. We’ve got some great work to share include ‘Resting Man’ by Valter Gibson (Swedish 1928-2002) - lithograph print, signed and numbered 8/150, circa 1950s, presented in a new shadowbox timber frame with non-reflective UV glass.

Valter Gibson was born 1928 in Lycksele . He was a Swedish painter and print maker.

Valter Gibson studied between 1952 and 1955 at Valand's art school in Gothenburg under artist Endre Nemes.

Examples of his work are held in the collections of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Malmö Museum, Statens Konstråd, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Borås Konstmuseum and Landskrona Museum.

#vintageart #swedishart#midcenturyart #scandinavianart#collingwood #melbourne #gallery

EVENT TODAY 3-6 pm at the gallery - all welcome! Join us for drinks and good company today as we unveil our latest art a...
30/04/2022

EVENT TODAY 3-6 pm at the gallery - all welcome! Join us for drinks and good company today as we unveil our latest art arrivals from Scandinavia. We’ve got some great work to share include ‘Resting Man’ by Valter Gibson (Swedish 1928-2002) - lithograph print, signed and numbered 8/150, circa 1950s, presented in a new shadowbox timber frame with non-reflective UV glass.

Valter Gibson was born 1928 in Lycksele . He was a Swedish painter and print maker.

Valter Gibson studied between 1952 and 1955 at Valand's art school in Gothenburg under artist Endre Nemes.

Examples of his work are held in the collections of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Malmö Museum, Statens Konstråd, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Borås Konstmuseum and Landskrona Museum.

#vintageart #swedishart #midcenturyart #scandinavianart #collingwood #melbourne #gallery

THIS SATURDAY 30 APRIL 3-6pm! ALL WELCOME! We’re having complimentary drinks and nice company to celebrate the arrival o...
25/04/2022

THIS SATURDAY 30 APRIL 3-6pm! ALL WELCOME! We’re having complimentary drinks and nice company to celebrate the arrival of our new acquisitions. We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery and unveiling our latest shipment of original vintage art from Scandinavia, much of it not yet on the website. Be the first to be see our latest selection for sale. For those not in Melbourne, we’ll be adding these to the site later this week and into next. Some classic images here of Nordic Modernism by way of Villa Aarnio, Kuusisaari near Helsinki by architect Toivo Korhonen - from the Studio Vista ‘Decorative Art in Modern Interiors’ 1967/68 edition.

#vintageart #scandinavianart #nordicart #scandinavianmodern #finnishmodern #danish #swedish #artanddesign #gallery #collingwood #melbourne

OPEN EASTER SATURDAY 11am-4pm - call in view our many latest acquisitions including 'Swedish Coastal Houses' by Eskil Sk...
15/04/2022

OPEN EASTER SATURDAY 11am-4pm - call in view our many latest acquisitions including 'Swedish Coastal Houses' by Eskil Skans (1905-1989) - oil on board, circa 1950s/60s - presented in its original frame 62 x 42 cm - AU$565 (approx US $420 / 380 EUROS / 50,500 yen / 320 GBP). We ship worldwide.

Gustaf Eskil Skans was born December 10, 1905 in Eskilstuna. He was a Swedish painter and illustrator.

Skan’s parents were Karl Gustaf Skans - major in the Salvation Army and Augusta Sjöstedt. In 1934 he married Helga Wiktoria Chronbäck. Their son was the illustrator and graphic artist Bengt Skans.

Skans studied at the Tekniska skolan in Malmö between 1923 and 1927 and privately for Anders Olson in Malmö 1940 to 1941. He took private study trips to Paris, southern France and Italy.

He first exhibited in the early 1940s. Skans had solo shows at the SDS-hallen in Malmö and at galleries in Trelleborg, Lund and Limhamn. Alongside Ulla Borgström, he exhibited at Malmö City Hall in 1944, and with Karl Enock Ohlsson in Ystad. He participated in group exhibitions arranged by Skånes konstförening in Malmö and Lund as well as in Hörby konstförening’s exhibitions. Other group exhibitions include ones in various Scanian towns. He was one of the artists in the exhibition Fem akvarellmålare (Five Watercolour Painters) at the Kristianstad Museum in 1954.

Skans painted landscapes and still lifes in oil or tempera, but he was perhaps best known for his watercolour paintings. In his early work, he painted figure studies, genre-like town square and amusement scenes with a naive touch, harbour and coastal scene with boats. In addition to his fine at, he was active as a newspaper illustrator. Skans is represented in the public collection of the Kristianstads Museum.

#vintageart #swedishart #midcenturyart #scandinavianart #originalframe #collingwood #melbourne #gallery #architecture

Old Skipper House - the weekend house of Swedish artist and designer Stig Lindberg #stiglindberg #gustavsbergsporslin #g...
10/04/2022

Old Skipper House - the weekend house of Swedish artist and designer Stig Lindberg #stiglindberg #gustavsbergsporslin #gustavsberg #ekesund

OPEN TODAY UNTIL 4pm - call in to view our new arrivals including 'Vårbild' (Spring Scene) by Harald Markson (Swedish 19...
09/04/2022

OPEN TODAY UNTIL 4pm - call in to view our new arrivals including 'Vårbild' (Spring Scene) by Harald Markson (Swedish 1909-1095) - oil on panel, signed and dated 48 / present in its original frame 57 1/2 x 49 cm

Harald Arthur Markson was born October 5, 1909 in Uppsala. He was a Swedish painter and print maker.

He was the son of Isak Markson and Anna Silfer and in 1955 married Märta Wennerstam. After completing his bachelor's degree in 1928, he studied architecture for two years at the Tekniska högskolan (Institute of Technology) in Stockholm and art for short time at Otte Sköld's painting school, but was mainly self taught as an artist . He took private self study trips to numerous European cities including Norway in 1934 and 1939, Denmark in 1939 and 1954, England in 1947, France in 1947, 1949 and 1953, Italy in 1949 and 1951 and Holland in 1955.

Markson made his solo debut in 1947 with an exhibition at Modern Konst i Hemmiljö (Modern Art in a Home Environment), and in Uppsala 1947, 1954, 1956 and 1960, and in Karlskrona in 1954.
Alongside Torsten Bergmark , Gustaf Fängström and Carl Herman Wetterwik he exhibited at Östgöta nation in Uppsala in 1949. He participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout his career, regularly exhibition at Gummesons konsthall, Uplands Art Association, and Sveriges allmänna konstförening (Sweden's general art association).

He painted figurative works, city scenes, landscapes and still life works in oil. As a print maker he produced linocut editions.

Examples of Markson’s work are held in public collections including Uplands Uplands konstförenings (Art Association) and Folkskoleseminariet in Uppsala.

OPEN TODAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 11am-4pm and other times by appointment. Some random images of evocative interiors from ...
07/04/2022

OPEN TODAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 11am-4pm and other times by appointment. Some random images of evocative interiors from the pages of DECORATIVE ARTS annuals - all circa 1960s. Just listed a number of new art arrivals on our site with more adding over the coming days. Call in to browse.

OPEN TODAY 11-4 - call in to see our latest acquisitions including this Jürgen von Konow painting - ’Town Square’ (After...
05/03/2022

OPEN TODAY 11-4 - call in to see our latest acquisitions including this Jürgen von Konow painting - ’Town Square’ (After Bruegel) - oil on panel, 68 x 87 1/2 cm, signed and dated 1949. Von Konow is one of our absolute favourite Swedish artists - a talented painter and graphic artist, who died tragically in a car accident in 1959 at the age of 44. His work is in numerous public collections including the National Museum in Stockholm, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Oslo National Gallery, KODE: Bergen Art Museum, Ateneumin Helsinki, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the British Museum. We have a number of works available currently from von Konow, and this is one of the most unique we’ve had #bruegel #scandinavianart #swedishart #vintageart #artanddesign #gallery #collingwood #melbourne

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