KG Bejemark’s tribute to famous people

KG Bejemark is best known for his sculptures in public places.

He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm in 1954-1959, and during the years 1971-1978 he was professor at the Royal College of Art in Stockholm.

In the 1950s and 1960s, he created abstract copper plate sculptures. In the late 1960s, he moved on to realistic bronze and wood sculptures representing Swedish cultural famous people.

He manages to capture with humour the attitudes and the typical expressions of his models. His sculptures are the size of his models, placed in frequented places and thus communicate directly with the viewer.
The first big hit was ‘Humour’, a bronze sculpture created in 1967 depicting Hasse Alfredsson looking up from a manhole.

It is followed by a series of other sculptures, such as: Nils Ferlin at Filipstad in 1975, Sam Lidman at Västerås in 1983, Greta Garbo at the Moderna Museet in 1985, Evert Taube at Gamla Stan in 1985, Tage Danielsson at Linköping in 1987, Sven Jerring and Gunder Hägg ahead of Radiohuset in 1995.

“The sculptures must be in frequented places. I’m looking for some kind of truth in a social context, I want to include everyone. It is not only the connoisseurs who must appreciate my work. “ – KG Bejemark

Moderna Museet
Galleri Mats Bergman
Stockholms läns museum

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