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Bo Larsson

Bo Larsson, a painter from Stockholm, is the master of light. His outstanding usage of the light in, among other things, his snow covered winter landscapes and reflections in waters, often reaches a more sublime conformity with nature than he himself has been able to predict.

Here is a quotation from Ulf Linde's book about Bo Larsson:
"Once one of his friends, a very witty painter, said:
- Bo is so damned skilful. And he is also intelligent. How can anybody with his intelligence be satisfied with being skilful?

But when Bo Larsson has been skilful"…"his skill has always been justified. It has given him a possibility to penetrate nature, what is strange and different. Or - and this is the same thing - come out of himself. It is definitely not a question of intelligence."


1945 Born in Sala, Sweden
1950 Larsson moved to Stockholm where he still resides.
1962-1966 Studied at School of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, department of advertisements and bookbindery.
1967-1972 Studied at The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Presentation in Swedish - pictures from the exhibition

The Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden

Tomarps kungsgård, Kvidinge, March 25 - May 7, 2006
Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, May 21 - September 7, 2006
Borås Museum of Art, September 30 - November 3, 2006
Kulturcentrum, Ronneby, November 18 - January 14, 2007

1998 Gallerie Argo, Stockholm, Sweden
1990-1991 Travelling exhibition, (retrospective): 
Gallery Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
Borås Art Hall, Sweden
Gävle Museum of Art, Sweden
Umeå Cultural Centre
1987 Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm (retrospective) 

Selected Group Exhibition

2002 "Fantasy and reality", an exhibition of the art of graphics, Djakarta, Indonesia, arranged by Gallery Astley in collaboration with the Swedish embassy.
2001 Consulate of Sweden, The Residence, 600 Park Avenue, New York, U.S.A.
2000 Chile and Peru
1996 South Korea and Taiwan
1992 5+5, The Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
1991 Water landscapes, Liljevalchs Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden  


Selected Public Collections

Stockholm Museum of Modern Art, Sweden
The National Swedish Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden´s portrait collection, Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred, Sweden.


Ester Lindahl´s grant, 1983
The city of Stockholm´s price of honour, 1993
Axel Munte-grant, Capri 1998

Selected Public Commissions

1975 Paintings, The Bank of Sweden, main office, Stockholm, Sweden  

Four paintings and a tapestry made for the embassy of Riad, Morocco, on commission for The National Public Art Council, Sweden

1984 Portrait of Kerstin Ekman
1989 Painting the Diploma for José Cela, the Nobel Prize winner in literature that year. Since that time, Bo Larsson has painted many other diplomas for the winners of the Nobel Prize in literature.
1994 Painting "The roof of Stockholm", Ministry of Education, Stockholm, Sweden
1995 Painting, Astra head office, Södertälje, Sweden
1999 Eight paintings and a wall painting, Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden
2000 Painting, Volvo, Sweden
Painting, university, Florence, Italy


Artist of the Quarter - Enjoy Scandinavian Art

Bo Larsson - Artist of the Quarter - March-May 2006

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