Märta Gahn (1891–1973), Textile Artist, 1920
  • Märta Gahn (1891–1973), Textile Artist, 1920

    TitleMärta Gahn (1891–1973), Textile Artist, 1920
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 122 x 92 cm
  • DatingMade 1920
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Greta Fahlcrantz-Lindberg, Swedish, born 1889, dead 1978
  • Depicted PersonMärtha Gahn, Swedish, born 1891, dead 1973
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 3166
  • AcquisitionGift 1967 by textile artist Märtha Gahn
  • Description
    Images and media

    This portrait of Märta Gahn was made after Greta Fahlcrantz- Lindberg had started to study painting under André Lhote in Paris. He had developed a kind of cautious Cubism, chiefly inspired per- haps by Cézanne, and had a long succession of Swedish pupils over the years. In Fahlcrantz-Lindberg’s portrait of Gahn, we can sense the influence Lhote’s teaching had had on the artist. At the time it was painted, Märta Gahn was artistic director of the National Asso- ciation of Swedish Handicraft Societies.