Meet Vera Nilsson – colourful pioneer

Liljevalchs October 4, 2014 – January 6, 2015

Lillan skriver

Lillan skriver (1925-26) Olja på duk, 40×30 cm
Photo: Göteborgs konstmuseum

Vera Nilsson was the first woman elected to the Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. She was an expressionist and painted with vigorous brushstrokes in vivid colours. Already in 1922 she exhibited at Liljevalchs along with the group ”Falangen”, and now she is back.


Barn med hyacint (1922) Olja på duk, 59x66 cm Photo: Lars Noord

Barn med hyacint (1922) Olja på duk, 59×66 cm
Photo: Lars Noord


With over 140 borrowed works Liljevalchs puts focus on Vera Nilsson´s headstrong painting – kids, landscapes, politics – and shows how she encountering various art movements constantly followed her own path.