Montag, 30. Mai 2016
Helmer Osslund, Landschaften.
Swedish painter Helmer Osslund was born under the name Åslund. He changed his name to Osslund for better understanding when he moved to the United States to become an engineer. At the age of 21, he began to paint and was employed from 1889-94 as a decorator at the Gustavsberg porcelain company. He then studied in Paris and London. Osslund later spent several months painting hikes in the northern wastelands. Paul Gauguin taught him to paint on waxed paper, which was cheaper and easier to handle than regular canvas while hiking. His Lapland motifs showed the magnificent wilderness and blazing fall colors. The paintings established Osslund as the “Norrland artistic discoverer.”