Carl Köhler composer portraits

Charlotte Smith14th Jun 2012

Swedish artist depicts Sibelius, Bach, Mahler, Mozart and Stravinsky

Carl Köhler painted this oil collage of Mahler between 1990 and 1995
The portrait of Mozart is a woodblock print, created around 1990-95
Stravinsky, as interpreted by Kohler, was again created in the early 1990s
Köhler painted two portraits of Sibelius - the first is owned by the Kohler fami
The instantly recognisable likeness of JS Bach is 50cm by 60cm and owned by the
Köhler's works were exhibited as 'Images from Dance &Sound' at the Stockholm Con

The works of neo-Modernist painter Carl Köhler (1919-2006) have been exhibited in a number of American and European locations in recent years, thanks to the efforts of his son, Henry. The Swedish artist had particular interests in dance and music, and painted a number of portraits of writers and composers. According to his son, he always worked in his Stockholm studio while classical music played at full volume on his ancient gramophone.

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