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The work of Ulf Gripenholm is characterized by precision, discipline and feeling. His paintings are developed in a process based on intuition and inspiration of the moment. A kind of spontaneity, combined with reflection and self-control which makes him work on and change his paintings during a long period of time. He has been praised for his highly individual, poetical art so full of shades and tints.


1943 Born in Stockholm, Sweden 
1960-1963 Studied at the School of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden 
1963-1968 Studied at The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden 
1969 Teacher of drawing at The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden 
1969-1980 Teacher and professor at The Royal University College of Fine arts, Stockholm, Sweden 

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Eskilstuna Museum of Art, Sweden
Pictures from the exhibition at Eskilstuna Museum of Art (presentation in Swedish)

2006 Galleri Hoffner, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 Vadstena Art Gallery

Gerleborgsskolan, Hamburgsund, Bohuslän, Sweden

2002 Gallery Bergman, Stockholm, Sweden 
1995, 1992 Gallery Argo, Stockholm, Sweden 
1986 Gripenholm became a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden 
1984-1985 Travelling exhibition, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden 
1982 Liljevalch´s Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
1971 Café Mejan, The Royal University College of Fine arts, Stockholm, Sweden 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2007 Galleri Astley´s group exhibition, 2006-2007, Two Lines Gallery , Beijing, China
Artists: Bo Larsson, Helmtrud Nyström, Eva Zettervall, Ulf Gripenholm, Cajsa Holmstrand, Lars Nyberg, Jukka Vänttinen, Lena Cronqvist och Lina Nordenström.

"Fantasy and reality", an exhibition of the art of graphics, Djakarta, Indonesia, arranged by Gallery Astley in collaboration with the Swedish embassy.

1997 Stockholm Art Fair, a jubilee exhibition of Gallery Astley, Sweden.
1996 "Ten from Sweden", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
"Ten from Sweden", Taiwan Museum of Art, Tachung, Taiwan.
Schloss Bashorst, Germany
1995 "Fantasy and Reality" at the National Gallery, Beijing, China.
1993 Nordic exhibition "Slovenska republica", Czechoslovakia
Galleri Örsta, Sweden
1992 Saga, International Art Fair of Graphics (arranged by Gallery Astley, Sweden)
1990 "Water Landscapes", Liljevalchs Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
1989 Centre de la Gravue et de l´Ímage Imprimee, Belgium
Edmonton Art Gallery, Canada
"Polaris" Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

Selected Public Collections

Stockholm Museum of Modern Art, Sweden
The National Swedish Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden´s portrait collection, Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred, Sweden.
Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden 
The Bank of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden 
The National Public Art Council, Sweden 
British Museum, London, UK
Knecht Drenth Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Dutch Royal House, Netherlands

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