Fifteen years later, in 1936, the situation for Hjertén was completely different. After having lived in Paris during the 1920s she suffered a breakdown in connection with the move back to Sweden at the beginning of the 1930s and ended up at the mental institution Beckomberga. After not working for an extended period she finally returned to painting. In 1936 she had a major solo exhibition at Konstakademien, which turned out to become her big public breakthrough.
Viewing November 11 – 16, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open Mon–Fri 11 am–6 pm, Sat–Sun 11 am–5 pm.
Auction Live November 17–18, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm
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