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Thomas and Karl-Johan Bergström
Galleri GKM Siwert Bergström
Lindström is a big man from the central parts of the Norrland
province and was born in Storsjö Kapell on 3 September 1925.
He has been residing in Paris since 1948, but during the summer months,
he stays on the coast of Norrland. From the age of fifteen, he has
continuously, but with indefatigable strength, devoted himself to
painting in a personal manner, mostly large, colourful paintings.
After his graduation at academic upper secondary school, he studied
at various art schools in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Chicago, and Paris.
He has studied under art-world celebrities like Isaac Grünewald
in Stockholm, and André Lhote and Fernand Léger in Paris.
When Bengt Lindström moved to Paris, his art was to be influenced
and affected by the COBRA group. COBRA was founded in 1948 by artists
like Asger Jorn, Corneille and Karel Appel. The group worked with
colour as a means of expression of its own, quite regardless of previous
conventions, but with feeling and intuition as important ingredients.
This was also to become Bengt Lindströms way of expressing
himself in his painting.
His motives come exclusively from the realms of man and of animals.
Howling, growling, screaming and laughing beings cover the surface.
His painting is driven by a primitive force, a furious energy, which
seems to originate from the dawn of time. He has also found inspiration
in Nordic mythology, the Viking Age, and in folk art from various
countries and epochs.
As an exiled Norrlander, Bengt Lindström strictly adheres to
certain Norrland qualities. The titles he gives to his paintings often
point to Norrland and Nordic sources of inspiration.
Bengt Lindström has become successful in the art world and has
held exhibitions at many well-known and well-reputed art galleries
and museums around the world. As Le Grand Viking du Nord,
and in company with artist like Öyvind Fahlström, Max Walter
Svanberg, Bengt Olsson, and Erik Dietman, he has become one of Swedens
internationally most renowned painters.
LINDSTRÖM IS REPRESENTED AT:
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden
Malmö museum, Sweden
Lunds museum, Sweden
Norrköpings museum, Sweden
Sundsvalls museum, Sweden
Midlanda Konsthall, Timrå, Sweden
Borås museum, Sweden
Kramfors municipal collection, Sweden
Umeå museum, Sweden
Jämtland County Museum, Östersund, Sweden
Hälsingland museum, Hudiksvall, Sweden
Örebro slott, Sweden
Luleå museum, Sweden
Randers museum, Denmark
Museum van Ostende, Belgium
Museum van Gent, Belgium
Aix-la-Chapelle museum, Germany
Carnegie museum, USA
Budva museum, Jugoslavia
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Musée de Nantes, France
Musée de Perpignan, France
Musée de Dunkerque, France
Museum Cludad Cuantheimoi, Mexico
Edmonton Museum, Canada
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Musée Ludwig, Koblenz, Germany
Musée de Seoul, Korea
Musée de Calais, France
Silkeborg Museum, Denmark
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France
Musée dArt Contemporain de Dunkerque, France
Musée de Beaux-Arts de Toulouse, France
Fonds Régional dArt Contemporain-Alsace, France
Musée de Châteauroux, France
Musée de la Ville dAngers, France