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June 28 @ 6:00 pm
Meet Curt Aspelin, chair of the Bengt Lindström society. Curt was also a friend and colleague of Bengt. He will be able to tell you all about the art, about Bengt and what has happened since his passing.
THE MASTER OF ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY
A special exhibition of Bengt Lindström’s work
Swedish artist Bengt Lindström (1925-2008) became a world-renowned artist with his signature style of painting portraits with thick, bold shades of green, red, blue, yellow, white, and black. His work was influenced by the people of Lapland—the most northern part of Sweden—and he was deeply inspired by the ancient mysterious monsters and deities of Nordic mythology. This special exhibition contains one-of-a-kind key pieces of Bengt Lindström’s mythological explorations. Lindström began his career as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1946, where he painted his first sketches, now part of this exhibit. His art has been exhibited at museums throughout the world, and now it returns to the place where his journey began.