Malmö: Allhem, 1972. Offset, with several facsimile letters and paintings tipped in. In beige linen-bound boards, with original illustrated dust jacket. Text in Swedish. 367pp. 8 3⁄4 x 11 1⁄4 in. First Edition. Very good, with closed tear (≈3⁄4 in) and mild edge-wear on dust jacket, and fold line on corner of flyleaf. Item #6585
A collection of Swedish playwright August Strindberg’s paintings, with richly colored samples of his artistry, texts, and correspondences.
The main part of this book is written by Göran Söderström, foremost scholar of Strindberg as a painter. Strindberg’s paintings were considered amateurish during his lifetime, but in the subsequent century gained recognition as some of the most important Swedish paintings in the 20th century. A document of the proximity of the amateur and the avant-garde.