LARS JONSSON & KENT ULLBERG
Paintings & Sculptures, 1 June - 8 October 2017
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Lars Jonsson, b.1952,
is an artist, writer and ornithologist. In 2002 he was awarded an
honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Arts at the University of
Uppsala. In his art Jonsson depicts birds and their habitats and he has
also published a number of books on birdlife and nature. Lars Jonsson
often works outdoors and paints what he sees in his spotting scope. Many
of his watercolours and oil paintings are painted in situ. His studio
work is based on his sketchbooks comprising thousands of studies and
sketches of birds, landscapes, light effects and compositional sketches.
At Millesgården oil paintings and watercolours are on display.
b. 1945, is a Swedish-American sculptor. After completing his studies
at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Craft and Design,
Stockholm in the 1960s, he left Sweden and lived in different parts of
Europe and later in Botswana, where he worked as a curator at the
National Museum and Art Gallery. Today Ullberg lives and works in the
United States in Texas and Colorado. Kent Ullberg depicts animals, often
in a monumental format in the public domain. His works are to be found
throughout the world. Havsvind [Sea Wind], a stainless steel sculpture,
over five metres high, is installed at Alviks strand in Stockholm and
one of his recent monuments is the giant fountain Spirit of Nebraska’s
Wilderness in Omaha, Nebraska, comprising 58 life-size Canada geese.
Kent Ullberg’s animal sculptures have been temporarily relocated to
Millesgården, a place Ullberg often visited as a young artist as he was
greatly inspired by the monumentality and content of Milles’ sculptures.