Erik Olson

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Birthday
9, 1901
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Jan 1, 1986 (84)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
9, 1901
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Jan 1, 1986 (84)

About

Swedish surrealist painter, sculptor, graphic artist, theatrical and stained-glass window designer, and illustrator. He was a student of the notable Fernand Léger's Academie Moderne.

Before Fame

He participated in his first art show in 1919, the same year he met famed artist Gosta Adrian-Nilsson.

Trivia

He and his artist brother Axel Olson both belonged to the Halmstadgruppen, a group of six Swedish artists who worked in the styles of cubism and surrealism in the early 20th century.

Family Life

He grew up in Halmstad, Sweden. He married Solvig Sven-Nilsson in 1929.

Associated With

He was born in the same year as the renowned Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti.