This is Sven Ljungberg

By Gwylym Owen

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Sven Birger Ljungberg (December 15, 1913 – July 28, 2010) was a Swedish visual player whose do something was created predominantly in the genres of printmaking and painting, though his entire body of his accomplish includes murals and mosaics. He was born in Ljungby, Sweden.

Small town energy in Sweden, specifically in Småland, located in the central southern portion of Sweden, serves as the major theme in his work. His hometown of Ljungby, located in Småland, is specifically referenced throughout his work.

His perform is included in both the Moderna museet and Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, as well as museums in Växjö, Kalmar, and Jönköping. The village of Ljungby has in addition to erected a museum, Ljungbergmuseet, to home his works.

In supplement to his larger work, Ljungberg has next created illustrations for several books, including many books by Ivar Lo-Johansson.

Ljungberg served as Director of Konsthögskolan (Royal University College of Fine Arts) in Stockholm amid 1972 and 1978 and in imitation of as the school’s Rector from 1978 to 1981. It was within this timeframe, 1977–1981, that Ljungberg held the distinguished honor of creating the certificates for the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, and Economics.

He was married to artiste Ann Margret Dahlquist-Ljungberg, with whom he had a son, Pontus Ljungberg, also an artist. Ljungberg died on July 28, 2010.

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