Edward Hald

Edward Hald was born 1883 and died in 1980. He studied painting in Sweden and in Paris, where he was a pupil of Matisse. He also worked as a designer in ceramics, before he was recruited as an artist in glass at Orrefors glass factory in 1917. He became together with Simon Gate the pioneer of Swedish art glass. They developed the Graal technique and used advanced engraving techniques in their glass art, employing the very skillful craftsmen working at the factory. They won world wide renown for their art glass at the world exhibition in Paris in 1925.

The pieces by Edward Hald are of very elegant shape with delicate motives and scenes, engraved or cut in the glass. Fine examples are the bowls showing fireworks or a tempest: ”Fyrverkeriskålen” and ”Åskvädersskålen”. In the 1930-ies he experimented with new shapes in graal and his most well known series is with motives from the see world, the fish graal. Later came also graal with stripes in with curves and spirals, the ”Slipgraal”.

Edward Hald exhibited widely in the world. A large retrospective exhibition of his glass was shown at the National museum in Stockholm, at the same time as his paintings were shown at the Waldemarsudde museum. He is represented at all the well known international  museums of art, design and glass.

Art glass from this designer

Bowl and plate
Edward Hald
Plate ”The broken bridge”
Edward Hald
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Bowl "Islands"
Edward Hald
Bowl ,olive cut
Edward Hald
Decanters, Sandvik
Edward Hald

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