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Arne Tjomsland Teak Bear Cub Vintage Midcentury 1950s Figure Sculpture Norway

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Arne Tjomsland was Norways leading souvenir designer in the 1950s and 1960s. Arne Tjomsland's artistic style is characterized by soft structural lines and minimal detailing on his creations. He received a Gold Medal in the 1957 Deutsche Handwerksmesse in Munchen Germany, and a Silver medal in the 1960 Triennale di Milano. Arne Tjomsland pieces were made from wood and whale tooth, he started making souvenir figurines in wood in 1954. His first figure was a polar bear in teak. Demand became so great that the producer, Hiorth & Stlyngen, eventually serialized production. Tjomsland figures were on display at the exhibition Design in Scandinavia in the U.S. and Canada between the years 1954-1957. From 1957 he was artistic director for Goodwill Products which produced Tjomsland’s figures in both wood and whale tooth. Tjomsland mostly designed motives from the Scandinavian fauna, as well as Eskimos and Vikings.
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 3 in (7.62 cm)Width: 7.5 in (19.05 cm)Depth: 2.38 in (6.05 cm)
  • Style:
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1959
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  • Seller Location:
    Hyattsville, MD
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU985728039372
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