ÅKE ROLFSTADIUS, Swedish 1918 - 1992, oil on panel, signed, title - 'Vårbild' - Spring picture, original frame.
Åke (Rolf) Rolfstadius, really Rundquist, born 30.05.1918 in Lunda, died 1992; he was a Swedish painter, graphic artist, sculptor and ceramists.
Rolfstadius started as a ceramist and established Haga Art Pottery in Solna before he went over to sculpture and mosaic work. He studied at Grünewald's painting school in Stockholm, Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris; he did mosaic studies with professor Bovini in Italy and at Château Raffilly in France.
Amongst his public works are a number of monumental works in Italian glass mosaic with gold and silver tiles for Cloettas foyer, a triptych for Stensele Chapel and a number of Altar paintings, and decorations for various embassies and the relief panel Hamn at the Karolinska University Hospital. With his wife he created a Crucifix for the Gustav Vasa Church, Stockholm. His paintings are mainly landscapes, often from the Mediteranian and south America. he sculpted in terracotta, stoneware and wood.
King Gustaf VI Adolf's Collection, Sweden
King Carl XVI Gustaf's Collection, Sweden
Minneapolis Institute of Art, U.S.A.
Art Institute of Chicago, U.S.A.
Seattle Art Museum, U.S.A.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada
The Archive of Lund University, Sweden
Hudiksvalls Museum, Sweden
Borgå Museum, Finland
as well as a number of other public collections