Three Modernist Ceramic Trays (SOLD)

Sweden

1950's

Designed by Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg, Sweden

After graduating from the Swedish State School of Arts, Crafts and Design, Lindberg  became a painter at Gustavsberg pottery under the Art Director, William Kåge who became a major influence on him and in 1949 Lindberg was appointed his successor. He remained Art Director at Gustavsberg until 1980 when he set up his own studio in Italy.

Stig Lindberg experimented in a range of media including glass and textiles but it is his ceramics from the 1950's and 60's for which he is most famous and his work from this period is found in Museum collections worldwide.

Museums:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
MOMA, New York

Exhibition: National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. Stig Lindberg 11 May 2006 to 25 February 2007

Awards:
1948 and 1957 Milan Triennale, Gold Medal
1951 and 1954 Milan Triennale, Grand Prix
1957 Gregor Paulsson Trophy
1968 Prince Eugen Medal - a medal conferred by the King of Sweden for "outstanding artistic achievement"
1973 Faenza International Ceramic Competition, Gold Medal

Bibliography:
The Studio Year Book 1955-56 edited by Rathbone Holme & Kathleen Frost. pub. London & New York
The Contemporary Decorative Arts from 1940 to the present day by Philippe Garner pub. Phaidon 1980

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