Mats Gustaf Mason, Portrait Of A Young Man In A Tank Top

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A characterful mid-century portrait of a young man in a patterned tank top, blue shirt and slacks.

The artist, Mats Gustaf Mason (1894-1983) was a Swedish painter and cartoonist that studied at Valand's painting school and later in Paris. He exhibited at Fahlcrantz art gallery in Stockholm and participated in the prestigious Salon d'Automne in Paris in 1923.

The painting is housed in what appears to be its original frame.

Oil on canvas
Size including frame
28¾” x 24½” / 73cm x 62cm
Year of creation
c. 1942
Artwork in good condition and frame with some age-related wear. 
Artist’s auction highlight
£1,973 achieved at Bukowskis, Sweden, for ‘Badhuset’ in 2012.