Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jurgen von Konow

[Sweden] (b 1915/d 1959)

"From a very early age he studied at the Royal Institute of Art (Kungliga Konsthögskolan) in Stockholm (between 1930 and 1934). On the advice of his tutors he moved to Paris in 1935 and studied art at the Académie Scandinave. (...) Konow remained in Paris and continued his studies at the studio of the renowned French painter of Social Realism, Marcel Gromaire , before attending Stanley William Hayter's first printmaking studio ; (..) Having been heavily influenced by Hayter and his printing techniques , Von Konow published his own handbook on printmaking techniques in Sweden 'Om grafik: Historia och Teknik' (About graphics: History and Technique) in 1958. His book made a important contribution to the teachings of graphic design and printmaking in Sweden... (..)  Von Konow  first exhibited at Sweden's Public Art Association exhibition in 1934 and his first solo exhibition was at Galleri Gummesons in Stockholm in 1938 . (..) He was killed in a car accident when he was only 44 years old. "


Sweden 1954/1964 "Rock Carvings" (9,1) [Engr (Sven Ewert 65o, 75o)(H. Gutschmidt 95o)(A. Wallhorn others)][Recess] Sc(468...,472) [The stamps issued in 1957 and 1964 have a small imprint below the design]

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