Part of Hilding Linnqvist’s artistic nature was to have his sketchbook, pencil, ink and watercolours always at the ready. He was constantly sketching and drawing. His hand spontaneously translated whatever his eyes fell on, and proceeded to methodically process the first impression, with the original sketch as his indispensable starting point. Sketching was essential to the development of his style.
The purpose of this exhibition is to demonstrate how integral the sketch is to the artistic process that led to Hilding Linnqvist’s characteristic, unforgettable, dazzlingly colourful imagery featuring a wide array of subjects and themes.
Some hundred works from different periods in Linnqvist’s long career are shown, most of which have been borrowed from Stiftelsen Hilding Linnqvists konst in Stockholm. They are complemented with loans from museums and private collections in Sweden. In addition to works on paper, a few oil paintings representative of his oeuvre are also shown.
This presentation is an independent extension of the exhibition at Liljevalchs konsthall in autumn 2020, featuring Linnqvist’s early output and oil paintings.
Please note that the exhibition has been rescheduled and will take place 26.9 2021–16.1 2022.