HENRIK ALLERT: “SPRUNG FROM CLAY”

With this retrospective exhibition the circle is closed and we are, in many respects, brought back to where everything once began. Allert’s ability to shape figures which fuse the spiritual with the earthly is unique.

In the 1970s some of the most interesting artists around could be found at Rörstrand. Its reputation attracted creative people to it like a magnet. Carl Harry Stålhane persuaded Henrik Allert to come to Rörstrand after he had finished his studies at the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, where Stålhane was his tutor. Allert worked as a freelancer at Rörstrand from 1969–1972. This marked the beginning of his career as an artist, which really took off after his exhibition at Galleri Petra in Stockholm in 1971, when one of his pieces was purchased by Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s museum of art and design.

– – Allert is now 85, world famous but still very much anchored in the soil of Säter in West Sweden. Let yourself be enthralled and fascinated by his sculpture and other work. –

Fabriksgatan 4, 531 60 Lidköping

Many thanks to Sparbanksstiftelsen Lidköping who made it possible to rebuild the museum’s premises and the new exhibitions.

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