The Covid-19 pandemic turned all of our plans upside down. But finally we can welcome the audience to the Spring Salon 2021. And it is possible to visit the exhibition throughout the summer.
Henry B. Goodwin was an early 20th century pioneer of Swedish art photography. In 1920, he published Vårt vackra Stockholm [Our Beautiful Stockholm], a sumptuous anthology featuring Swedish photographers and artists for which Goodwin provided the lion’s share of the illustrations. Liljevalchs’ exhibition celebrates the centenary of the publication of this impressive book.
Hilding Linnqvist (1891–1984) was a prominent figure and an inspirer in the Swedish Naïvist art movement of the 1910s. The exhibition Becoming an Artist presents his early years and his journey to being embraced as a great painter.
Ulrica Hydman Vallien, a popular and colourful figure, is perhaps best known as a glass designer. She was, however, an all-round artist who drew and painted constantly. The exhibition A Paradise Attack demonstrates how – for her – life and art were one, and how the energy and the joy also concealed darkness.
The Liljevalchs Spring Salon has been a lively tradition ever since its inception in 1921. Of the almost 3,000 applications to the 2020 Spring Salon, which will open on January 10, the jury has selected 170 artists, who will present a total of 330 works.
Liljevalchs’ major autumn exhibition is a survey of Helene Billgren’s work, spanning the drawings and objects of the 1980s and 1990s to the increasingly colour-intense paintings of the 2000s.