Students of Matisse at Modern Art + Design

No 403, Sigrid Hjertén ”Iván in the armchair” (detail).

Viewing: 15–20 November at Berzelii Park 1 in Stockholm
Open: Mon–Fri 11AM–6PM, Sat–Sun kl 11AM–5PM
Sale: 21 November start 10.00 CEST at Arsenalsgatan 2 in Stockholm. Read more about the sale >

When Isaac Grünewald, Sigrid Hjertén, Einar Jolin, Leander Engström and Nils Dardel, among others, travelled to Paris in the early 20th century to study with Henri Matisse, they changed Swedish art for ever. The artistic ideals of an earlier age were overturned and a new chapter of art history was written. The importance of Matisse is often emphasised, hence the term “students of Matisse”, but the art and theories of Cézanne were at least equally significant.

The first exhibitions at Salon Joël on Drottninggatan in Stockholm in the early 1910s were greeted with incomprehension and criticism. It was not until the major Expressionist exhibition at Liljevalchs in 1918 that modern art was fully accepted by critics and audiences.

This auction contains several works from this important and ground-breaking period.


  • Lena Rydén
    Lena Rydén
    Specialist Modern Art, Prints
    +46 (0)70 778 35 71
  • Amanda Wahrgren
    Amanda Wahrgren
    Specialist Modern Art, Prints
    +46 (0)702 53 14 89
  • Andreas Rydén
    Andreas Rydén
    Head Specialist, Art, Deputy Managing Director
    +46 (0)728 58 71 39
  • Björn Extergren
    Björn Extergren
    Head of Consignment & Sales Department. Specialist Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
    +46 (0)8 32 63 29