Stig Sandberg. Båt vid Kajen (Boat by the Dock). Painting.

The boden school
stig sandberg

6 june – 20 oktober 2013


Stig Sandberg (1925-1961) was a prominent artist of Bodenskolan despite his short life. He was born in Boden and studied under Isaac Grünewald in Stockholm for two years before becoming a drawing teacher in Boden and Piteå. Sandberg’s work was influenced by Helge Linden, a painter från Västerbotten known for his purist paintings with a subdued color range.

Sandberg continued to explore and learn by going on field trips to France and Spain in the 1940s and 50s. As a result he influenced the younger artists in Boden who attended his evening painting classes. Sandberg had a distinctive style that he developed early on, but he painted a variety of subjects such as humans in interior or landscape settings, self-portraits, still lifes and landscapes. He also created ceramics and drawings. Sandberg’s work can be found in Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, among other places.

More information can be found in the Folder (available only in Swedish).

Båt vid Brygga (Boat by the Jetty). Painting.