press release

They were the avant-gardes of the times. They were women and they were innovative painters. GL STRAND is proud to present the most distinct, women painters of the era as part of the Nordic exhibition ‘Modern Women’.

With more than 100 paintings of twenty women painters from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the public can look forward to experiencing the works of Ragnhild Keyser, Franciska Clausen, Sigrid Hjertén, Kristín Jónsdóttir and Helene Schjerfbeck, among others.

Women artists are an overlooked part of Nordic art history and are seldom mentioned to the same extent as their male colleagues. ‘Modern Women’ focuses on this dilemma and shows an array of the central names as well as other distinctive women whose talents have been overshadowed by that of male artists.

The exhibition illuminates a period of rapid change when artists increasingly began to travel and became inspired by French and German contemporary art. The diversity of Modernism is clearly illustrated by the artists in the exhibition, who with their individuality contributed to an exploration of painting of that time. In this way, the exhibition is a meeting of several styles within modernism: fauvism, expressionism, cubism and constructivism.

In 2002, GL STRAND exhibited ‘When Women Speak’ featuring works from 1880 to 1900 and where social and cultural conditions were central themes. Since then, the question of women in art has become even more pressing.

The exhibition runs from October 28, 2006 through to January 28, 2007. It then travels to Gothenburg Art Museum (February 21 – May 27, 2007) and Trondheim Art Museum (July 1 – October 7, 2007).

Danish artists: Chrisitine Swane (1876-1960) Astrid Holm (1876-1937) Ebba Carstensen (1885-1967) Franciska Clausen (1899-1986) Olivia Holm-Møller (1875-1970) Anna Klindt Sørensen (1899-1985)

Swedish artists: Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) Agnes Cleve (1876-1951) Vera Nilsson (1888-1979) Sigrid Hjertén (1885-1948) Siri Derkert (1888-1973)

Norwegian artists: Charlotte Wankel (1888-1969) Ragnhild Keyser (1889-1943) Ragnhild Kaarbø (1888-1949) Borghild Røed Lærum (1877-1959)

Finnish artists: Ellen Thesleff (1869) Greta Hällfors-Sipilä (1899-1974) Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946)

Icelandic artists: Kristin Jonsdottir (1888-1959) Juliana Sveinsdottir (1889-1966)


only in german

Modern women
nordic women painters 1910-1930

mit Chrisitine Swane, Astrid Holm, Ebba Carstensen, Franciska Clausen, Olivia Holm-Moller, Anna Klindt Sorensen, Hilma af Klint, Agnes Cleve, Vera Nilsson, Sigrid Hjerten, Siri Derkert, Charlotte Wankel, Ragnhild Keyser, Ragnhild Kaarbo, Borghild Roed Laerum, Ellen Thesleff, Greta Hällfors-Sipilä, Helene Schjerfbeck, Kristin Jonsdottir, Juliana Sveinsdottir