Kjell Anderson

Kjell Anderson
Kjell Anderson © Photo: No WaIT AB

Kjell Anderson used to work as a decorator and a stage hand for many years before he, at age thirty, was accepted to The Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm. The set-back of not being accepted to The Royal University College of Fine Arts earlier made him appreciate the privilege of becoming an art student.

It is difficult to grasp Kjell Anderson´s style because he is not interested in style himself. His way of working and his choices of themes are often directed by objects that he has found – like banana peels, corroded metal boxes or some freight packing. Interesting shapes inspire him to paint.

Kjell Anderson lives and works in Stockholm.


Biography

1937
Born in Karlskoga, Sweden

1959-1961
Born in Karlskoga, Sweden

1967-72
Studied at The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm.
Teachers: Philip von Schantz and Ulf Linde.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019
Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden

2017
Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden

2014
Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden 

2011
Galleri Olsson, Sweden (In Swedish)

2007
Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden

2006
Enköping Art Hall, Sweden
Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden

2002
The Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden

2000
Gallery Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden

1999, 1996, 1992, 1990, 1984, 1982
Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden

1997, 1987
Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden


Selected Group Exhibitions

1999-2000
Carnegie Art Award, Nordic Painting, Oslo, Helsinki, 
Copenhagen, Stockholm, Reykjavik, London

1984-84
Swedish originals, arranged by NUNSKU, Oslo, Helsinki, Copenhagen

1981
La Compagnie des Artistes, Center Culturel Suedois, Paris, France
“New Swedish Art”, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden


Selected Public Collections 

The Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm
The National Swedish Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm


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