A series about people that have influenced my creative path
Esaias Thorén, Composition with Fish, 1952, lithograph (image sourced from Mid-Centuria)
As I have mentioned a number of times I particularly like post-war design, and a large part of that encompasses modern Scandinavian design. Esaias Thorén (1901-1981) was originally a cubist, then surrealist painter from Halmstad, Sweden. I have come across him a few times in my life – mostly when researching Picasso, Braque and Dali both at school and art college. This picture is from his later life when he became more interested in decorative still life. It particularly chimes with me.