Erik Jerken (1898-1947) Sweden
Title: City Canal With Boats
oil on canvas signed Jerke frame size 28.74 x 25.59 inches (73 x 65 cm) canvas size 21.65 x 17.71 inches (55 x 45 cm)
Provenance: Private collection Sweden
Erik Jerken, born June 17, 1898, in Stockholm, died October 27, 1947, in Stockholm. He was a Swedish painter, graphic artist, illustrator known under the signature Jerke.
Jerken studied at the Technical School 1916–1918, Althin's painting school 1918 and the Academy of Fine Arts 1918–1923. In addition to decoration work for Högalid Church, Stockholm City Hall and the Concert Hall in Stockholm, he performed landscapes and suburban motifs in decorative composition and church colour scheme. He often painted in thin transparent brushstrokes and is best known for his modernist still lifes and landscape paintings.
Jerken is represented at the National Museum Stockholm, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Göteborgs konstmuseum, Waldemarsudde and Västerås konstmuseum, Länsmuseet Gävleborg.
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