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Biography

Hugo Runevall was a student for Isac Grünewald. He also studied at Carl Wilhelmsson’s school of art.

 

Over the years he developed into a successful artist.

In oil Hugo became most famous for his landscapes with figure or animal motifs and also his biblical compositions.

At the same time as Hugo was creating beautiful woodcuts and paintings in oil and water-colour, he was also drawing in pencil, Indian ink and charcoal.

 

During the twenties he also made a number of cartoons for the press.

 

He made book coverings for novels and Christmas cards in water-colour. Hugo was also engaged in the commercial business, where he made a number of brilliant commercial paintings.

 

Hugo Runeval was a member of Konsthantverkarnas Gille (The Craftsmen’s Society) in Stockholm.

From the mid twenties until the forties Hugo Runevall worked

in pewter besides his oil paintings. He created and produced a variety of pewter objects for Svenskt Tenn AB (Swedish Pewter Ltd)

 

From his own sketches he produced among many other things candle sticks, candelabras, bowls, boxes, bonbonnièrs, mirror frames, brooches, hanging lamps and figurines.

Whenever Hugo Runewall took part in an exhibition in pewter he always received good critics from the press. For example can be mentioned Stockholm city’s craftsmen’s society’s 60th anniversary at Liljevalchs, where he exhibited extraordinary beautiful pewter objects, especially candle sticks, drinking vessels and bowls.

 

Besides art Hugo was also interested in music in his youth.

He liked to relax at home playing his mandolin. Hugo both composed and wrote songs. A smaller collection of these has survived and is now in private possession.

 

 

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Hugo under time of study.

Hugo take a brake after painting.

Hugo with his mandolin.