Exhibition of glass, sculpture and paintings by Erik Höglund, July 1 – 20, 2010

 

Erik Höglund (1932 – 1998) was born in Karlskrona. He studied at the School of Art and design in Stockholm and graphics with Harald Sahlberg. He was recruited as a designer to the Boda glass factory in 1953 and he worked there until 1973.

Erik Höglund revolutionized Swedish glass in the 1950- and 60-ies and created unique art glass as well as every day glass for the home. He also worked in metal, wood, bronze, stone. He left glass for a while but returned to the material in the 1980-ies when he worked mainly with the studio glass studio  at Strömbergshyttan, and design very colorful and forceful glass pieces.

Erik Höglund has made many, about 150, public installations in various materials. He has exhibited extensively in Sweden and abroad. He has a permanent exhibition at a museum in home town Karlskrona, and he is also represented at the National Museum in Stockholm, Röhsska in Gothenburg. Swedish Glass Museum in Växjö, Corning Glass Museum in New York Stat, Cooper-Witt Design Museum in New York. Book has been written about him and his art. 

Pictures from Erik Höglund´s exhibition are shown below. 

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