Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd

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Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, photographed by Erling Mandelmann in 1964

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd (4 June 1934 – 3 May 2016) was a Swedish painter and sculptor.

He studied with Fernand Léger in Paris 1951 and was a professor of painting at The Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm 1965-1969. In 1974 he was a guest professor at Minneapolis School of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1986 he was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal for painting.[1]

Reuterswärd is known for his sculpture showing a revolver tied in a knot, called Non violence, on display outside the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City. Versions of the work are also on view in Berlin, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Lund, Borås, Caen and Kirchberg.

Reuterswärd died of pneumonia at a hospital in Landskrona, Sweden on 3 May 2016, aged 81.[2]


An autobiographic trilogy[edit]

  • 1988: Titta, jag är osynlig!, Gedins, reissued by Natur & Kultur, 2000 ISBN 91-7964-033-8
  • 1996: Alias Charlie Lavendel 1952-61, Natur & Kultur ISBN 91-7964-226-8
  • 2000: Closed for Holidays: memoarer, Natur & Kultur ISBN 91-27-08057-9


  1. ^ "List of recipients 1945-2007" (PDF). Royal Court of Sweden. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ Daniel E. Slotnik (4 May 2016). "Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Known for Knotted-Gun Sculpture, Dies at 81". The New York Retrieved 7 May 2016.

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