Anna-Stina Ehrenfeldt
Swedish Painter (1927-2003) Biography Anna-Stina Ehrenfeldt was born on 2nd January 1927 in the Swedish west coast town of Halmstad. She started painting at the age of 12 and studied with the famous surrealist painter Axel Ohlson of Halmstad Gruppen, who on realising her talent taught her all the basics of oil painting. After finishing her education at the local girl’s school in Halmstad, she studied at Corners School of Art in Stockholm and married the jazz-musician and writer Sture Dahlstrom in 1948 at the age of 21. In 1956 Anna-Stina left Sweden and moved abroad with her husband and three children. She spent the rest of her life living abroad in Spain, Paris, London, New York, San Francisco, Arizona and New Mexico, while always keeping a foothold in her native Sweden. Anna-Stina Ehrenfeldt had her first big exhibition together with three American painters at the Casa de Cultura Museum in Malaga, Spain and another group exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes a year later in the same city. Her first exhibition as a solo artist was at the Woodstock Gallery London in 1965. This London exhibition was followed by solo exhibitions at the Red Barn Gallery in San Francisco, The Gorline Gallery in New York, Elyseum in Taos, New Mexico and an invitation to exhibit her work as part of the “Hands Across the Sea” exhibition at the Workshop Centre in Tucson, Arizona. From 1967 onwards her exhibitions were predominantly at different galleries and museums in her native Sweden or at the successful gallery she set up at Heingeborgen, Lovestad. Here she organised annual exhibitions from 1982 until the time of her death in 2003. She also participated in a number of films/videos/performances now available on a DVD with the title Hoghastighetsfilm ("High velocity films") from Exhibitions Tylohus Konstsalong, Halmstad, Sweden 1948 Gallery de Madame, Malaga, Spain 1960 El Salon de Mercedes, Torremolinos, Spain 1961 Gallery Beriro, Torremolinos, Spain 1962 Gallery Tartesso, Torremolinos, Spain 1963 Museum Casa de Cultura, Malaga, Spain 1963 Red Barn Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A. 1963 Museum Bellas Artes, Malaga, Spain 1964 Woodstock Gallery, London, U.K. 1965 Mercury Gallery, London, U.K. 1965 The Newspaper Arbetet’s Art Club, Malmo, Sweden 1965 Scandia Vabis Art Club, Malmo, Sweden 1965 Workshop Center, Tucson, U.S.A 1966 Elyseum, Taos, U.S.A 1966 Gorline Gallery, New York City, U.S.A. 1966 Bank of Oxie Art Gallery, Malmo, Sweden 1967 Glemminge Gallery, Glemminge, Sweden 1968 Halmstad Konstsalong, Halmstad, Sweden 1974 SDS- Hallen, Malmo, Sweden 1974 Hermods Art Club, Malmoe, Sweden 1974 Scania Cars Art Club, Malmo, Sweden 1975 Glenstudio, Stockholm, Sweden 1976 Agrikonsult Art Club, Malmo, Sweden 1977 Halmstad Konstsalong, Halmstad, Sweden 1977 Konstringen, Malmo, Sweden 1978 Konstringen, Trelleborg, Sweden 1978 Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad, Sweden 1978 Bommersvik, Sweden 1979 Gustav’s Gallery, Osterlen, Sweden 1981 Bommersvik, Sweden 1981 Heingeborgen, Lovestad, Sweden 1982 Heingeborgen, Lovestad, Sweden 1983 Konstringen, Trelleborg, Sweden 1983 Kommunalgarden, Lovestad, Sweden 1983 Heingeborgen, Lovestad, Sweden 1984 Heingeborgen, Lovestad, Sweden 1985 – 2003