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Gösta Bjelkebo (1904-1974) - Signed & Framed 20th Century Pastel, Washing Day



A striking study showing a group of women washing in a mountainside river by Swedish artist Gösta Bjelke. The vibrant sprawling Spanish landscape has been beautifully visualised by Bjelke in rich tones and a distinctively modern style. The use of pastel gives the composition a softened feel, where form become hazy and therefore nostalgic in quality. Well presented in a wood frame with gilt detail and woven slip. Inscribed 'Barbadillo, Spain' on the reverse. Signed. On wove.


In fine condition.


35.7 x 22.1cm (14.1" x 8.7")
Framed Size: 47.5 x 34.5cm (18.7" x 13.6")

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Artist Biography

Born in 1904, Gösta Bjelkebo was a Swedish artist and illustrator. He studied at the Valand School of Painting in Gothenburg and travelled across France and Holland gaining inspiration for his vivid landscape scenes. He has participated in several joint exhibitions across Sweden and has worked as a freelance illustrator for comics and novels. Several of his large scale public murals can be found in Stockholm.


Barbadillo, Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain, 37440

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Code kp415
Artist Gösta Bjelkebo (1904-1974)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 35.7 x 22.1cm
Framed Yes
Medium Pastel
Style Contemporary Art
Subject Landscape
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