Evert Lundquist: 12 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Evert Ernst Erland Olof Lundquist (17 July 1904, Stockholm – 4 November 1994, Stockholm) was a Swedish painter and graphic artist. He was born in Stockholm, the son of a railway official, Ernst Lundquist and Olga Eugenia Maria Charlotta Lundquist (born Björck). Lundquist, byway of his mother’s family, was a relative of famed singer Johanna Maria “Jenny” Lind and the painter Oscar Björck. He was the youngest of the three children; his brother Edvard was born in 1898 and sister Elsa in 1902. The family house was located in Stockholm at 9 Tegnérgatan. His forward life has been described as center class, proper and calm.

Lundquist had bouts of depression and weakness which caused delays in his education. His depression was often exacerbated by the long and dark months of autumn in Sweden. Lundquist had experienced feelings of “gloom” as further on as 1920. By 1929, he had entered into a rest home on the island of Lidingö to recuperate. Recurring depression, primarily during the autumn season, will become a reoccurring business in Lundquist’s life. These personal adversities were generally ordinary to the public as Lundquist created a public narrative that presented him in a style that he favored. His want to technical and hide the Awful and uncontrolled aspects of his liveliness has led to suggestions of a parallel/corollary to his artwork.

He lived and worked in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, on the outskirts of Stockholm. Here during the late 1940s and before 1950s, Evert Lundquist along like his wife and fellow artiste Ebba Reutercrona, joined artists Roland Kempe and Staffan Hallström in perky together at Olle Nyman’s family house in Saltsjö-Duvnäs. This grouping of artists began to be identified as the “Saltsjö-Duvnäs Group”. The society was rather loosely based and followed no set ideology or philosophical premise. They were, however, centered upon an exploration of the material birds of painting, “from the little perspective, with the point of departure in the poetry of rural unexceptional life.”

In the first part of the 1980s, a gradual deterioration in Lundquist’s vision began leading him to paint less. Lundquist used labels with categorically large text attached to his tubes of paint in order to encouragement his nod of the colors they contained. This helped the player to eliminate any errors in his work, which was of critical importance as his limited eyesight irritated him to finish any painting in one single session. The last known paintings by Lundquist occurred in 1989/1990.

In 1984, Lundquist published his autobiography, From the Life of a Painter (in Swedish “Ur ett Målarliv”). The autobiography reaffirmed much of his personal “narrative” which Lundquist preferred to part publicly.

Evert Ernst Erland Olof Lundquist died on 4 November 1994.

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