Evert Lundquist

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Evert Lundquist and Ebba Reutercrona in 1943
Evert Lundquist's studio
Studio interior

Evert Ernst Erland Olof Lundquist (17 July 1904, Stockholm – 4 November 1994, Stockholm) was a Swedish painter and graphic artist. [1] He was born in Stockholm, the son of a railway official, Ernst Lundquist. He trained as an artist at Carl Wilhelmson's painting school in Stockholm, at the Académie Julien in Paris and at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts (1925-1931), where Olle Hjortzberg was a teacher.

His first exhibition was at the Konstnärshuset in Stockholm in 1934, but he became popular only in the 1940s. He lived and worked in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, on the outskirts of Stockholm, and from 1953 at Drottningholm. He was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal for painting in 1961.[2] He worked as a teacher at the Gerlesborgs art school and as a professor at the Academy of Arts from 1960 to 1970.

He died in Stockholm in 1994. From his marriage to Ebba Reutercrona he had two children, Hübner "Hymme" Olof Alexis Lundqvist and Emanuel "Manne" Lundquist. Hübner disappeared without a trace on the way to Gerlesborg in 1965.

Evert Lundquist Museum[edit]

Evert Lundquist's studio museum is located in the southern part of the Drottningholm Palace Park, southeast of the Chinese Pavilion. The whitewashed studio with its Art Nouveau architecture and its large arched windows was originally used to generate electric power to Drottningholm Palace at the beginning of the 1900s. In the 1950s, when the palace converted to the public supply, the building was available as a studio for Lundquist, who worked there from 1953 to 1990. At first he worked and lived alone in the studio but in 1958 his family came to live in the house next door. After his death in 1994 the building, with its interior intact, was preserved as a museum, where everything remains as Lundquist left it in 1993. As well as oil paintings, charcoal drawings and drypoint engravings by the artist, oil paintings by his artist wife, Ebba Reutercrona (1911-1998), and watercolors by his son Manne, there is also a sculpture and painting of their missing son Hymme.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evert Lundquist born 1904". Tate. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Prins Eugen Medaljen" (PDF). Retrieved 14 February 2015. 

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