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Vintage Scandinavian Rya Painterly Abstract Wool Rug, circa 1950
Located in Milan, IT
An unusual Finnish Rya, distinguished by the fact that it is knotted by hand instead of being machine made. The weaver employed all her skills in mixing different shades of colored w...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

J. Holmsted, Scandinavian Painter Oil on Canvas Winter Landscape from 1889
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
J. Holmsted, Scandinavian painter. Oil on canvas. Winter landscape from 1889 in large and impressive gold frame. Measures: 80 cm. x 51 cm. The frame measures 18 cm. Signed. In v...
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Antique 1880s Scandinavian Paintings

Rare Bing & Grondahl, B&G 2431 Craftsman, Painter
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare Bing & Grondahl, B&G 2431 craftsman, painter. Measures: 28.5 cm. In perfect condition. 1st. factory quality.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Porcelain

Thorvald Hagedorn-Olsen, Danish Painter, Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Thorvald Hagedorn-Olsen (1902-1996). Danish painter. Modernist landscape. Oil on canvas, 1940s-1950s. Signed. In very good condition. Measures: 78 x 51.5 cm.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Nils-Göran Brunner, Swedish Painter, Modernist Landscape, 1974
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Nils-Göran Brunner (1923-1986). Swedish painter. Oil on board. Modernist landscape. Dated 1974. Signed. In very good condition. Measures: 37.5 x 29.5 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Nils Folke Knafve, Swedish Painter, Modernist Landscape, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Nils Folke Knafve (1905-1996). Swedish painter. Oil on board. Modernist landscape, 1960s. Signed. In very good condition. The board measures: 25 x 33 cm. The frame measures: 5 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Albert Naur Danish Painter, Modernist Arrangement with Flowers
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Albert Naur (b.1889, 1973) Danish painter. Modernist arrangement with flowers in a vase. Oil on canvas, 1950s. In very good condition. The canvas measures: 64 x 49 cm. The frame m...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Poul Ekelund Danish painter, Oil/Canvas, Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Poul Ekelund (b. 1921, d. 1976) Danish modernist painter. Oil on canvas. Modernist landscape. 1950s. In very good condition. Signed. The canvas measures: 65 x 58 cm. The frame me...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Torgny Forsberg, Swedish Painter, Oil on Board, Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Torgny Forsberg (1920-1992), Swedish painter. Oil on board. Modernist landscape, 1960s-1970s. The board measures: 84 x 34 cm. The frame measures: 8 cm. In very good condition. Si...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Nils-Göran Brunner, Swedish Painter, Oil /Board, Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Nils-Göran Brunner (1923-1986). Swedish painter. Oil on board. Modernist landscape, 1950s-1960s. Signed. In very good condition. Measures: 32.5 x 22 cm. The frame measures: 1 cm.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Evgenij Klenø, Danish Painter, Modernist Landscape, Oil on Canvas
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Evgenij Klenø (1921-2005). Danish painter. Modernist landscape. Oil on canvas, 1960s. In very good condition. Signed. The canvas measures: 65 x 58 cm. The frame measures: 1 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Alvar Jonson, Swedish Painter, Oil on Canvas, Abstract Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Alvar Jonson (1914-1985), Swedish painter. Oil on canvas. Abstract landscape. "Red Evening", 1960s. The canvas measures: 35 x 27 cm. The frame measures: 1 cm. In very good conditi...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Ivy Lysdal, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Organic Unique Sculpture
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Organic unique sculpture, 1970s-1980s. In very good condition. Measures: 26.5 x 14 cm Signed. Educated at the arts and craft ...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

Ivy Lysdal, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Organic Unique Sculpture
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Organic unique sculpture. 1970s-1980s. In very good condition. Measures: 21 x 18 cm Signed. Educated at the arts and Craft sc...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Abstract Sculptures

William Hansen, Danish Painter, Oil on Canvas. Hilly Landscape, 1957
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
William Hansen (1908-1991), Danish painter. Oil on canvas. Hilly landscape with house gable and church in the background. Dated 1957. In very good condition. Signed. The canvas me...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Clara-Ewa Dahlbom, Swedish Painter, Oil on Board, Flowers, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Clara-Ewa Dahlbom (1886-1972), Swedish painter. Oil on board. Flowers. 1960s. In very good condition. Signed. The board measures: 45 x 31 cm. The frame measures: 5 cm. Provenanc...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Ivy Lysdal, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Large Unique Vase
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Large unique vase in organic shape. Glaze in earth tones. 1986. In very good condition. Measures: 32 x 25.5 cm Signed. Educat...
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Rolf Nygren, Swedish Painter, Oil on Board, Modernist Landscape, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rolf Nygren, Swedish painter. Oil on board. Modernist landscape. 1960's. The board measures: 29.5 x 22 cm. The frame measures: 1.5 cm. In very good condition. Signed.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Ivy Lysdal, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Large Unique Vase
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Large unique vase in organic shape. glaze in earth tones. 1970s. In very good condition. Measures: 35 x 25,5 cm Signed. Educa...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Ivy Lysdal, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Large Unique Bowl
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Large unique bowl with uranium glaze. 1970s. In very good condition. Measures: 31 x 13 cm Signed. Educated at the Arts & Craf...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Ivy Lysdal, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Large Unique Vase
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Large unique vase in organic shape. Glaze in earth tones, 1970s. In very good condition. Measures: 34 x 26.5 cm Signed. Educa...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Nils-göran Brunner '1923-1986', Swedish Painter, Oil/ Board, Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Nils-Göran Brunner (1923-1986). Swedish painter. Oil on board. Modernist landscape. Dated 1974. Signed. In excellent condition. Measures: 36.5 x 29 cm. The frame measures: 2 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Abstract Unique Sculpture
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Abstract unique sculpture. 1970s. In very good condition. Measures: 10 x 9 cm Signed: ILS (Ivy Lysdal Savitsky) Educated at t...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Ivy Lysdal, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Unique Wall Relief in Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Unique wall relief in ceramics from 1972. Abstract motif. Plate measures: 26 x 23 cm. Relief measures: 20 x 16 cm. In very good c...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Art

Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Abstract Unique Sculpture
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Abstract unique sculpture. 1970's. In very good condition. Measures: 20 x 13 cm Signed: ILS (Ivy Lysdal Savitsky) Educated at...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Unique Wall Relief in Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Unique wall relief in ceramics from 1972. Abstract motif. Plate measures: 26 x 23 cm. Relief measures: 20 x 16 cm. In very good c...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Art

Ragnar Ring, Swedish Painter, Oil on Board, Arrangement with Flowers, Dated 1970
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ragnar ring, Swedish painter. Oil on board. Arrangement with flowers. Dated 1970. The board measures: 8.5 x 4.5 cm. The frame measures: 7 cm. Signed. In very good condition. 20t...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Vintage Industrial Bakelite Artist Painters Work Stool by AB Odelberg-Olsen
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Washington, DC
A rare stool variation designed by AB Odelberg-Olson, Sweden. Rag soaked bakelite stool top. Retains original label.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Steel

Curt Viberg ‘1908-1969’, Swedish Painter, Still Life with Flowers, Oil on Board
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Curt Viberg (1908-1969), Swedish painter. Still life with flowers. Oil on board. 1960s. In very good condition. Signed. The board measures: 70 x 50 cm. The frame measures: 9.5 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Ivy Lysdal, B. 1937, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Unique Bowl in Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Unique bowl in glazed ceramics with fish motif, 1970s. In very good condition. Measures: 34 x 6 cm Signed: Lysdal-Flint. Educ...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Painter, B&G, Number 1586 Painter Girl
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bing & Grondahl porcelain painter, b&g, number 1586 Painter girl. Measures 21 cm. In perfect condition. 1st. factory quality.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Porcelain

Painting "Self-portrait of the painter".
Located in Chorzów, PL
Dimensions: Frame: height 116 cm / width 86 cm The painting: 96 cm / width: 66 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

  • Painting "Self-portrait of the painter".
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  • Painting "Self-portrait of the painter".
  • Painting "Self-portrait of the painter".
H 45.67 in. W 33.86 in. D 1.97 in.
Rare Bing & Grondahl or B&G Porcelain Figure, Painter
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare Bing & Grondahl or B&G porcelain figure. Painter. Model number 2431. In perfect condition. 2nd factory quality. Measures: 30 x 12.4 cm Stamped.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Porcelain

Arne Brodin, Swedish Painter, Modernist Landscape, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Arne Brodin (1912-1997). Swedish painter. Oil on canvas. Modernist landscape, 1960s. Signed. In very good condition. Measures: 46 x 33 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Painting by Marine Painter Johan Neumann, circa 1910
By Johan Neumann
Located in Lejre, DK
Painting by marine painter Johan Neumann from circa 1910. The painting shows Oeresund with the Danish castle Kronborg in the background.
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Vintage 1910s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Lili Ege, Danish Painter, "Spring" Modernist Landscape, 1988
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lili Ege (1913-2004). Danish painter. Oil on board. "Spring" Modernist landscape. Dated 1988. Signed. In very good condition. Board measures: 61 x 50 cm. The frame measures 1 cm.
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Kai Pihl, Danish Painter, Oil on Canvas, Walking People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Kai Pihl, b. 1894, 1978. Danish painter. Oil on canvas. Walking people along the lakes in Copenhagen, circa 1940. In very good condition. The canvas measures: 75 x 55 cm. The fra...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Erik Bonow, Danish Painter, Oil on Canvas, "Vendsyssel", 1963
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Erik Bonow, Danish painter. Oil on canvas. "Vendsyssel", 1963. Modernist landscape. In very good condition. The canvas measures: 69 x 59 cm. The frame measures: 7 cm. Signed and...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Oscar Hullgren Swedish Painter Oil on Canvas Coastal Scene
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Oscar Hullgren (born 1869, d. 1948) Swedish painter. Oil on canvas. Coastal scene with burning. Price example: A painting by Oscar Hullgren was sold at Bukowski, Stockholm in 2...
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Vintage 1910s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Frank Hammershøi Danish Painter, Oil on Board, Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Frank Hammershøj (b. 1940, d. 2013), Danish painter. Oil on board. Modernist landscape with mountains, 1960s. In very good condition. The board measures: 54 x 40 cm. The frame me...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Lili Ege, Danish Painter, Oil on Board, "Winter day"
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lili Ege (1913-2004). Danish painter. Oil on board. "Winter day". Modernist landscape. Dated 1970. Signed. In very good condition. The board measures: 29 x 29 cm. The frame measu...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Torsten Hult, Swedish Painter, Oil on Board, Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Torsten Hult (1922-2012). Swedish painter. Oil on board. Modernist landscape. Dated 1959. Signed. In very good condition. The board measures: 47 x 32 cm. The frame measures: 3.5 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Other

Lili Ege ‘1913-2004’, Danish Painter, "Gurostølen" Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lili Ege (1913-2004). Danish painter. Oil on board. "Gurostølen" Modernist landscape. Dated 1970. Signed. In very good condition. The board measures: 27 x 20 cm. The frame measur...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Stig Thiderman '1920-1973', Swedish painter, "Terrace Landscape Greece"
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Stig Thiderman (1920-1973). Swedish painter. Oil on board. "Terrace Landscape Greece" Modernist landscape, 1960s. Signed. In very good condition. Measures: 35 x 26 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Bengt Orup, Swedish Painter / Glass Artist, Original Color Lithography
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bengt Orup, Swedish painter / glass artist. Original color lithography. Abstract motif, 1960s. Number 66/200. Hand signed with pencil. In very good condition. Visible dimensions:...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Prints

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Lars Herder, Swedish Painter, Oil on Plate, Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lars Herder (1923-1976). Swedish painter. Oil on plate. Modernist landscape, 1960s-1970s. Signed. In very good condition. The plate measures: 31.5 x 14.5 cm. The frame measures: ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Marius Hammann, Danish Painter, Oil on Canvas, Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Marius Hammann (1879-1936). Danish painter. Oil on canvas. Modernist landscape. 1920s-1930s. Signed. In very good condition. Measures: 89 x 66 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Sonja Ivarsson, Swedish Painter, Oil on Canvas, Cubist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sonja Ivarsson, Swedish painter. Oil on canvas. Cubist landscape. In very good condition. Signed. The canvas measures: 44 x 36 cm. The frame measures: 3.5 cm.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Ivy Lysdal, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Abstract Unique Sculpture
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Abstract unique sculpture, 1985. In very good condition. Measures: 15 x 12.5 cm Signed. Educated at the Arts & Craft school i...
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Abstract Sculptures

S. Lundgreen, Swedish Painter, Mid-20th Century, Oil on Board
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
S. Lundgreen, Swedish painter, mid-20th century. Oil on board. Still life with bottles, glasses and pitchers. Signed. Dated 48. Measures: 46 x 38 cm. The frame measures 8 cm...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Lili Ege, Danish Painter, Oil on Board, Modernist Field Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lili Ege (1913-2004). Danish painter. Oil on board. "Falster". Modernist field landscape, 1970s. Signed. In very good condition. The board measures: 52 x 39 cm. The frame measure...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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H.W., Swedish Painter, Oil on Canvas, Modernist Winter Landscape, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
H.W., Swedish painter. Oil on canvas. Modernist winter landscape. "Winter on the mountain", 1960s. The canvas measures: 36 x 25 cm. The frame measures: 1 cm. In very good conditio...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Tage Björk Swedish Painter, Modernist Landscape, Oil on Plate, 1960
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Tage Björk (1909-1980). Swedish painter. Modernist landscape. Oil on plate, 1960s. Signed. In very good condition. The board measures: 65 x 61 cm The frame measures: 1 cm. Tage ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Per Damm, Danish Painter, Modernist Landscape with Houses and Canal
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Per Damm (b.1929), Danish painter. Modernist landscape with houses and canal. Dated 1962. Scandinavian atmosphere. In very good condition. Signed. Canvas measures: 95 x 65 cm. Th...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Tage Björk ‘1909-1980’, Swedish Painter, Modernist Landscape with Houses
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Tage Björk (1909-1980). Swedish painter. Modernist landscape with houses. Oil on board. 1960s. Signed. In very good condition. The board measures: 60 x 53 cm The frame measures: ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Jørgen Jakobsen Danish Painter Modernist Landscape with Fields Oil on Canvas
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Jørgen Jakobsen. Danish painter. Modernist landscape with fields. Oil on canvas. In very good condition. Signed and dated on the back: Jørgen Jakobsen, 1960. The canvas measures: ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Ivy Lysdal, Danish Ceramist and Painter, Unique Wall Relief in Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Unique wall relief in ceramics from 1972. Abstract motif. Plate measures: 26 x 23 cm. Relief measures: 20 x 16 cm. In very good c...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Art

Ivy Lysdal, Danish Ceramist and Painter Unique Wall Relief in Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ivy Lysdal, b. 1937. Danish ceramist and painter. Unique wall relief in ceramics from 1975. Abstract motif. Plate measures: 40 x 30 cm. Relief measures: 22 x 16 cm. In very good c...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Art

Albert Naur Danish painter, Still life with flowers in vase, 1956
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Albert Naur (1889-1973) Danish painter. Still life with flowers in vase. Oil on canvas, dated 1956. In very good condition. The canvas measures: 58 x 52 cm. The frame measures: 7....
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Lars Svan ‘1913-2003’, Swedish Painter, Oil on Board, Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lars Svan (1913-2003). Swedish painter. Oil on board. Modernist landscape. Dated 1955. Signed. In very good condition. The board measures: 45 x 37 cm. The frame measures: 1 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Scandinavian Painters For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of Scandinavian painters available for sale. Frequently made of fabric, canvas and metal, all Scandinavian painters available were constructed with great care. Scandinavian painters have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Scandinavian painters bearing Scandinavian Modern or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Johan Neumann produced beautiful Scandinavian painters that are worth considering.

How Much are Scandinavian Painters?

Prices for Scandinavian painters can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, Scandinavian painters begin at $240 and can go as high as $8,500, while the average can fetch as much as $700.

A Close Look at Scandinavian Modern Furniture

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak. Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.