Bertil Sjöberg (1914 – 1999)
Member of the Grupo Ibiza 59
Represented at the following museums and institutions:
Bertil Sjöberg’s early works were inspired by the Impressionists and Paul Cézanne’s color schemes. Another important source of inspiration for Bertil came from the works of Pierre Bonnard, whose acquaintance he made in Paris in 1939. In the Forties, B.S. lived on Bornholm for a time, where his palette became darker and his statements took on a more Expressionistic tone. In the course of time, Bertil Sjöberg’s painting got away from naturalistic landscape motifs and moved toward surrealistic imagery. The image area of his pictures often consists of a number of small drawings, executed like calligraphic mechanical writing, while the palette was still impressionistic. Nevertheless, Bertil Sjöberg’s painting is characterized by an interplay of various motifs and painting techniques as well as an interest in simplification and details. Summary of excerpt from WEILBACH’s Dansk Kunstnerleksikon (Artists’ Lexicon), Vol. 7 (1997), translated by Bitten Sjöberg.