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.


Born in Karlskoga, Sweden

Born in Karlskoga, Sweden

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

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden

Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden

Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden 

Galleri Olsson, Sweden (In Swedish)

Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden

Enköping Art Hall, Sweden
Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden

The Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden

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

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

Swedish originals, arranged by NUNSKU, Oslo, Helsinki, Copenhagen

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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