Märtha Gahn (1891-1973), textile artist
  • Märtha Gahn (1891-1973), textile artist

    TitleMärtha Gahn (1891-1973), textile artist
  • 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

    The textile designer Märtha Gahn is seated by a desk, her pose relaxed. She is dressed in an elegant silk dress and wears a modish headband. Nothing hints at her profession. She had been artistic director of Svensk Hemslöjd since 1917, and later led Libraria Konsthantverk AB, a Stockholm studio for textile and church art. Her ambition was to establish Swedish textile production as a modern and profitable activity.