Monday, August 20, 2007

Max Walter Svanberg

Swedish painter, part of the Imagists (not related to the American poetry movement) and later Cobra, held in great esteem by French Surrealists (Ernst etc), but not particularly by the Swedish art establishment.

In various editorials from the 1950s, Oyvind Fahlstrom expressed admiration for Svanberg and shock at his lack of a reputation in his native land. One of his more famous pieces was his illustrations of Rimbaud's Illuminations.


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