A mid-20th-century oil on canvas depicting a boat harbour by Swedish artist, Björn ‘Nalle’ Werner. Each boat is comprised of a few broad marks with the paint applied thickly. It’s such a simple technique yet the composition is attractive and comprehensible.
The artist, Bengt Erik Björn ‘Nalle’ Werner (1913-1991), studied at Isaac Grünewald's painting school and then later at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. He’s most well known for his colourful graphic art but he also painted modernist landscapes and scenes.
He’s represented at several major museums including the V&A, the Moderna Museet, the National Gallery in Oslo, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library and the Kalmar Art Museum.
The painting is signed in the lower right and housed within a frame that’s probably its original.
Medium: Oil on canvas Overall size: 28” x 19” / 71cm x 48cm Year of creation: c. 1960 Condition: Very good. Frame with some light wear.