Original Oil on Canvas by Bengt Orup, PROCC VII, 1988


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Bengt Orup, PROCC VII, 1988
Oil on canvas
Signed and framed
Dimensions 115/90

Bengt Orup was born on October 13, 1916 in Lindesberg in central Sweden. He was a Swedish artist, glass designer and a pioneer of Swedish post-war modernism. He studied at the Otte Sköld art school in Stockholm. In 1938, Orup continued his studies in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiere and the Académie Colarossi. While in Paris in 1938, he took part in an exhibition at the Institut Tessin. In 1946, Orup returned to Paris for a year, where he first experimented with clean, geometric shapes. Art Concret is an avant-garde group of artists that was founded in Paris in 1929 and was an advocate of geometric abstract art, closely related to the aesthetics of neoplasty. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Orup created a series of l’art concrete paintings that had refined geometric shapes and strong contrasts. In 1950 he received a scholarship from the Skåne Art Association and in 1952 he became the new artistic director of Johansfors Glasbruk (a Swedish glass manufacturer founded in 1891) in Småland. Orup was its artistic director there until 1968, when he was invited as guest professor at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1969 he had a solo (glass) exhibition at the Greenwich Theater Gallery. Orup withdrew from the smelter in 1970, returned to Domsten and painted. Throughout his life, he has exhibited numerous exhibitions, and examples of his works can be found in museums and collections around the world, including: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, L’Institut Tessin in Paris, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Muzeum Halland Art Association, Johansfors Crystal Museum, Malmo Museum, National Museum in Stockholm, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Ystad Art Museum.

Original vintage condition with traces of age.

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