Bo Larsson

The artist Bo Larsson © Photo: No WaIT AB
Bo Larsson © Photo: No WaIT AB

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. 

“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.”

A quotation from Ulf Linde’s book about Bo Larsson

Bakgrund

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

2018
Olle Nymans ateljé, Saltsjö-Duvnäs

2017
The Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden (Presentation in Swedish)

2013
Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
Tomarps kungsgård, Kvidinge, Sweden

2012
Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden (Presentation in Swedish)

2006
The Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
Tomarps kungsgård, Kvidinge, Sweden
Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden
Kulturcentrum, Ronneby, Sweden

1998
Gallerie Argo, Stockholm, Sweden

1990-1991
Tlling exhibition in Sweden, (retrospective):
Galleri Astley, Uttersberg
Borås Art Hall
Gävle Museum of Art
Umeå Cultural Centre

1987
Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm (retrospective)


Selected Group Exhibitions

2009
Thielska galleriet – samlingsutställning tillsammans med Pia Knöppel, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, Rune Rydelius och P O Ultved

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


Grants

Höckert´s price 2014
Axel Munte-grant, Capri 1998
The city of Stockholm´s price of honour, 1993
Ester Lindahl´s grant, 1983


Selected Public Commissions

2000
Volvo, Gent (painting)
EU-university, Florence, Italy (painting)

1999
Eight paintings and a wall painting, Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden

1995
Painting, Astra Zeneca, Södertälje, Sweden

1994
Painting The roof of Stockholm, Ministry of Education, Stockholm, Sweden

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.

1984
Portrait of Kerstin Ekman

1983
Four paintings and a tapestry made for the embassy of Riad, Morocco, on commission for The National Public Art Council, Sweden

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


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