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Inge Schiöler – Drawings from 1940s

Disease art or art created during mental illness has long been of artistic interest because it can be seen as a "decoupled stage" where no ordinary norms or thoughts interfere with the creative process. Inge Schiöler's story is, however, unique in that his period of illness was not the "last phase" in his art production, as it was for Carl Fredrik Hill or Ernst Josephson. Inge Schiöler went through different creative phases, with the disease phase as an "interlude".

Inge grew up in a family with diverse cultural interests: his father was an amateur botanist, and his mother was a musician educated at the Academy of Music. It was a stimulating environment for young Inge that inspired him to become a painter. After various preparatory schools, Inge studied for Tor Bjurström at Valand Art School from 1926 to 1929. According to Bjurström, Inge always worked "... as someone who has a short time at his disposal and probably ruthlessly uses all his hypersensitivity and trembling nervousness". Read more

Viewing 16 – 21 June, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
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