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H U G O   R U N E W A L L

Biography

 

Hugo, who was a versatile person within art, also created objects in pottery, plaster, wood, silver, cupper, brass and through casting.

 

Within casting, the beautiful golden table-lamps with the motif “A nude woman”, which were ordered by the restaurant Kungstornet in Stockholm, can be mentioned.

 

Carl Jonas Love Almqvist and Verner von Heidenstam portrayed in cupper is another example of Hugo’s versatility.

 

Hugo was a generous person. In 1926 he donated two beautiful bracket candle-sticks to the church in Funäsdalen.

 

Hugo also travelled to France and Italy to study art, where he mainly painted in oil.

 

In the forties Hugo was a member of an artist’s society in Stockholm called Realisterna.

Realisterna had their own studio and an art gallery in Lilla Nygatan 5, in Gamla Stan, (Old Town), Stockholm.

The society Realisterna was invited to a number of exhibitions in Stockholm, e.g. Esselte-hallen in Vasagatan 14, where the members had a joint exhibition.

 

Through the years Hugo Runewall also had his own exhibitions in oil, water-colour and woodcuts, always reviewed and receiving good critics in the press. Among the bigger of his exhibitions the ones in Eskilstuna 1949, Säter 1952 and Fagersta 1953 can be mentioned.

 

In 1944 Hugo married Irma Margareta Kullander, an artist in textile. In connection to the wedding he changed the spelling of his surname to Runewall.

 

The family made their home in Årsta, south of Stockholm city.

 

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Hugo on the way to his own exhibition.

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Irma & Hugo.

Hugo was a member of an artist’s society Realisterna.