February 10 – August 26, 2018
Sigrid Hjertén. Ateljéinteriör, 1916. Olja på duk, 176×204 cm. Foto: Prallan Allsten / Moderna Museet
Sigrid Hjertén (1885–1948) is a front figure of the Swedish Modernist avantgarde. In her early days, she was a pupil of Henri Matisse´s in Paris, where she was also influenced by the art of Paul Cézanne. Hjertén’s expressive colourist painting caused her to be both feted and maligned by her contemporaries. The exhibition features a large number of her works from the 1910s and up to her critically-acclaimed breakthrough in the 1930s, when some of her most captivating and colouristically intense works were painted. Parallelly, a small number of paintings by her husband Isaac Grünewald and son Iván Grünewald, will also be displayed.