Sallberg, Harald (1895-1963)

Sallberg, Harald (1895-1963)

Swedish artist, Harald Sallberg, is best known for his skilful etchings, which are often enriched with a poetic spirit. Over the course of his career, he achieved various accolades and is today represented at several museums including the National Museum in Stockholm, Gothenburg Art Museum, National Museum Oslo, Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, and in London, Munich, Florence and Philadelphia.

1895

Born in Stockholm to Carl Fredrik Sallberg and Augusta Larsdotter.

Studied at the Technical School in Stockholm.

1912

Employed as a technical assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts’ Etching School, Stockholm.

Assisted Axel Tallberg (1860-1928).

1917-1918

Published two sets of etchings titled ‘From Old Stockholm’.

1920

Studied in England.

1921

Studied in Paris.

1929

Worked in Paris alongside Amédée Ozenfant, Fernand Léger and Georges Braques.

1935

Began teaching graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts.

1942

Awarded the Bonnier's centenary prize.

1943

Awarded the Artists' Club's Karlbo Prize.

1954

Became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts.

1955-1959

Worked as a director at the Academy of Fine Arts.

1963

Died in the Canary Islands.

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