Birgit Skiold Sea Bed 1970 Signed Original Rare Art Lithograph


Artist Name: Birgit Skiold

Title: Birgit Skiøld: Exploring the Depths of ‘Sea Bed’ – A Rare Signed Original Art Lithograph from 1970.

Delve into the captivating artistic realm of Birgit Skiøld, a Swedish artist, printmaker, painter, and photographer whose name has become synonymous with excellence in printmaking. While celebrated as an internationally renowned recipient of the Grand Prize for printmaking, Skiøld’s artistic contributions extend far beyond accolades. Her forward-thinking approach and remarkable talent have left an indelible mark on the world of art.

During the 1950s, Skiøld embarked on a groundbreaking journey in British printmaking, founding one of the first printmaking workshops in Britain. Her pioneering spirit continued to flourish as she became a founding member of the prestigious UK Printmakers Council in 1965, solidifying her lasting impact on the field.

However, it is Skiøld’s artistic creations themselves that demand our attention. Current reviews praise her original prints as “freshly abstract and mysteriously simple,” offering a welcome respite for eyes wearied by the age of visual saturation. Within this formal simplicity lies the essence of Skiøld’s artistic talent—a unique ability to evoke profound emotions through minimalistic aesthetics.

One rare gem in Skiøld’s collection is the signed original art lithograph titled “Sea Bed,” created in 1970. This exquisite piece invites viewers to explore the depths of the ocean floor, a metaphorical journey into the unknown. With every stroke of the lithograph, Skiøld captures the enigmatic beauty and tranquil allure of the sea bed, inviting contemplation and introspection.

Year: 1970

Medium Type: Lithograph 

Size-Width | Size-Height: 23” x 31.0”

Signed | Edition Size: signed in pencil and marked | 60/75

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The name Birgit Skiold is quite well known as an internationally renown Grand Prize for printmaking. But she herself was also a well-regarded Swedish woman artist, printmaker, painter and photographer well ahead of her time. She played a significant and lasting role in the development of British printmaking beginning in the 1950s when she founded of one of the first printmaking workshops in Britain. Later Skiøld was a founding member of the UK Printmakers Council (1965).

These achievements however should not overshadow Skiøld’s work itself. Her original prints according to current reviews, ‘are freshly abstract and mysteriously simple.’ This formal simplicity is quite welcome to eyes made weary by the age of visual saturation. Herein lies the essence of Skiold’s artistic talent.

Her fine etchings are now included in many major public collections in Britain, Europe and the United States.

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Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 38 × 5 × 5 in

Birgit Skiold Sea Bed 1970 Signed Original Rare Art Lithograph

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Birgit Skiold

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