Represented by Pucker Gallery since 1986
BORN: 1912 in Malmö, Sweden
DIED: 2005 in Malmö, Sweden
Gunnar Norrman's endeavors in fine art were complemented well by his pursuits of music and botany. He was a skilled draughtsman, musician, and gardener. His delicate and subtle pencil and conté drawings, lithographs, and dry point etchings are like melodic compositions on the simple beauty of nature's gifts. In 1979, he was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal by the King of Sweden for his outstanding illustrations found in Naturen I Våra Hjärtan, an anthology of poems. Greatly respected in his native Sweden, Norrman’s works were featured in a 1997 exhibition titled Modern Scandinavian Prints at the British Museum, London, and continue to be exhibited internationally. He has also exhibited in the United States, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, England, France, Japan, and Italy. His works are in the collections of the British Museum (London); the Nationalmuseum (Stockholm), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), among others. In 2003, a catalogue raisonné, Gunnar Norrman: The Complete Graphic Works, 1941-2001, was published by Fitch-Febvrel Gallery in New York.