LG Lundberg

The artist LG Lundberg at Artipelag.
LG Lundberg © Photo: No WaIT AB

”Perhaps you can say that Lundberg has got a belief in coincidence, but it is not the same kind of coincidence that occupied August Strindberg (Swedish novelist, playwright and painter). The coincidence in Lundberg’s pictures from the archipelago of Stockholm is not an attempt to understand the development of the Universe as a whole. It is something more trivial than that. It is traces left consciously or unconsciously by man which can be used as a source of inspiration or a catalyst for the development of the painting.

It is quite obvious that the artistic decisions Lundberg makes are part of a very consistent view on his work which aims at creating a humble and sensitive attitude where it is important to listen to and observe the minor and insignificant phenomena. It is not until you have acquired a humbleness towards the small details that you can understand the greatness of nature. It is this low-key artistic attitude that sometimes creates a feeling that Lundberg’s paintings has created themselves without participation of the artist. It is something this obvious that characterises good art.”

Bo Nilsson, head of Liljevalch’s Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

The quotation above is taken from an essay entitled “LG Lundbergs skärgårdsmålningar” (LG Lundberg’s paintings from the archipelago) originally published for the exhibition in Hishult 1996.

L G Lundberg was born in 1938 and lives in Stockholm and Smådalarö, an island in the archipelago of Stockholm.

Carnegie Art Award 2014

Kungliga Konstakademien (The Academy of Fine Arts), Stockholm, Sweden 2013

Exhibition at Artipelag 2014

No man is an island – Artistic forays into the Stockholm archipelago” – Artipelag
The exhibition at Artipelag includes a number of artistic forays into various eras with the aim of reflecting the changes that have taken place in regard to the idea of the archipelago.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg, Sweden

Konsthallen Vargåkra Gård, Hammenhög
Ronneby Konsthall

Bror Hjorths Hus, Uppsala, Sweden

Kungliga Konstakademien (The Academy of Fine Arts), Stockholm, Sweden
Exhibition and book release at Rönnells Antikvariat, Stockholm – The book
”Eat Your Animal Crackers” which is about LG Lundberg’s early painting 1965-1973.

Galleri Mårtenson & Persson, Båstad, Sweden
Galleri Flach, Stockholm, Sweden

Kulturens Hus, Luleå, Sweden

Galleri Flach–Thulin, Stockholm, Sweden
Konsthallen Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden

Bollnäs Konsthall, Sweden
Galleri Bo Sverdén Växjö, Sweden
Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg, Sweden

Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden

Teatergalleriet, Uppsala city theatre, Uppsala, Sweden

Skövde konsthall, Sweden
Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Sweden
Kristianstads Konsthall, Sweden

”LG Lundberg – Fences”, Magasin3 Stockholm Konsthall
nowadays Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art

Two exhibitions: ”Fences” och ”From Stockholm´s Archipelago”, Sundsvalls Museum, Sweden
”From Stockholm´s Archipelago”, Aguélimuseet Sala, Sweden
”From Stockholm´s Archipelago”, Galerie Imhof Solothurn, Switzerland
”New paintings”, Galleri Bo Sverdén, Växjö, Sweden

Selected Public Collections


Aguélimuseet, Sala
Bollnäs museum
Bonniers Portrait Collection, Stockholm
Borås konstmuseum
Eskilstuna museum
Länsmuseet Gävleborg
Göteborgs konstmuseum
Kalmar konstmuseum
Konsthallen i Hishult
Konstlitografiska museet, Tidaholm
Kristianstads konstmuseum
Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art
Malmö museum
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Norrbottens länsmuseum, Luleå
Norrköpings konstmuseum
Per Ekström Museet, Mörbylånga
Rasjö collection/VIDA Museum, Öland
Collection Jeanette Bonnier
Skövde konstmuseum
Smålands konstarkiv, Värnamo
Sundsvalls museum
Västerås konstmuseum
Örebro länsmuseum


SONS-museum, Kruishoutem, Belgium

Ibsen samling av nyere kunst, Hobro, Denmark

Alvar Aalto museet, Jyväskylä, Finland
Kalevas konstsamling, Uleåborg, Finland
Kemi konstmuseum, Finland
Tammerfors moderna museum, Finland

Bibliothéque nationale, Paris, France

Artist of the Quarter summer 2014 – Enjoy Scandinavian Art

LG Lundberg participated in a historical and contemporary exhibition ”No man is an island – Artistic forays into the Stockholm archipelago” at Artipelag, Gustavsberg. Pictures from the exhibition:
LG Lundberg – Artist of the Quarter summer 2014 (presentation in Swedish)

Artist of the Quarter autumn 2003 – Enjoy Scandinavian Art

LG Lundberg was the artist of the quarter during September – December 2003. A new book, “LG Lundberg – from Stockholm´s archipelago”, presents at his exhibitions at Hishult Art Hall, Göteborg International Book Fair, Galleri Flach, Stockholm. Read more:
LG Lundberg – Artist of the Quarter – autumn 2003

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