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Provencal Rhythm Painting by Swedish Artist Ecke Hernæus Student of André Lhote



Unique dynamic large painting by Swedish painter Ecke Hernæus (Sweden, 1917-1993) Ecke Hernæus trained under André Lhote, worked in Paris during the 1950's & 60's. This exceptionally vibrant and unique coloured painting is named 'Provencal Rhythms'. Provence, a region in southeastern France bordering Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, it is known for its diverse landscapes and unique colourful sky's. Hence the name of this painting 'Provencalska Rytmer' (Swedish for 'Provencal Rhythms'). Karl Erik (Ecke) Hernæus was a Swedish artist born on October 22, 1917 in Karlstad, Sweden. Hernæus studied at the Tekniska Skolan in Stockholm between 1937 and 1940 and at the Skånska Painting School in Malmö 1947-1948. He then continued his studies with André Lhote (the French artist and influential teacher, writer and art critic) in Paris for two years and 1948. He then further studied in Paris with J. Cavaillès at Académie Julian, and at Académie de la Grande Chaumière . Hernæus also spent periods in both France and Spain painting. He participated in the exhibitions at Värmland's art associations in Karlstad 1952-1954 and in the ‘Unga Tecknare’ exhibition at the National Museum in Stockholm in 1951. He participated in numerous group shows including the Petit Palais in Paris in 1955, where he exhibited in the ‘Artistes étrangers en France’ show. Hernæus painted landscapes, still life and figurative works in oil and also with woodcut and drawings in pencil and ink. His art explored the pursuit of an abstract, moderately cubist character. He was a member of the Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (Artists' National Organisation). His work is represented at the Malmö Museum.


  • Creator
    Ecke Hernæus (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.6 in. (65 cm)Width: 32.29 in. (82 cm)Depth: 1.19 in. (3 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. Painting slightly distorted. Otherwise wonderful original condition. Colours remained exceptionally bright and vibrant.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU932725811972

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