18 June 1917|
|Died||29 February 2008
|Movement||COBRA (avant-garde movement)|
Erik Ortvad (born in Copenhagen June 18, 1917, died in Kvänjarp February 29, 2008) was a painter and a creator of many drawings. He debuted as a painter in 1935. He is mostly known for colorful surrealistic paintings. . He also created several hundred satiric drawings about the modern way of life under the pseudonym Enrico.
During the second world war he lived as a refugee in Sweden due to communist sympathies and a Jewish wife, and in 1962 he returned and settled in a croft in Kvänjarp, Ljungby Municipality, Småland, Sweden where he lived for the rest of his life.
- Ortvad, Erik: Den "kære" familie (drawings under the name Enrico), A/S Uniprint, Copenhagen 1971, ISBN 87-18-00046-0
- Ljungberg, Pontus: Erik Ortvad 15.9 - 25.11 2007  - an introduction to a retrospective exhibition
- Brunskog, Per: Ljungbergmuseet, Ljungby: Erik Ortvad (15/9-25/11)
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