The artist Harry Moberg (1927-2018) was born in Öregrund, Roslagen on Upplands coast. He worked both as a painter, sculptor and graphic artist. He studied at the art school Académie Libre in Stockholm. In 1947, together with his artist friend Evert Lindfors, he traveled down to Marseille, in the south of France, to paint. He stayed there for two years. The French landscape would forever become an important source of inspiration for him. When he was back in Sweden and did his military service, he joined a study circle in drawing and painting for the artist Erling Ärlingsson.
He married and moved in 1953 to Kristinehamn. He continued to travel to France and also to Spain, often in the company of other Kristinehamn artists such as Stig Olson, Ingemar Lööf and Sven Holm. In the 1960s he began traveling to Goult in Provence. He returns there every summer. Landscape is a dominant motif for Harry Moberg, often populated by a solitary small figure.
Several of his works deal with themes such as longing and return. Among other things, he has depicted Odysseus' journeys to sea and how his wife Penelope is waiting on land with her son Telemachus. The motif is characterized by precisely the moods that often appear in Moberg's art.
Several of Moberg's sculptures depict long, slender figures that may bring to mind the Italian sculptor Giacometti.
An old boiler house on the former hospital grounds Marieberg. The house is brick and has bright beautiful rooms. Kafferian is in the same building. For those who want to listen to their own guide, there is an audio guide. You borrow it in the museum's store for free.
Kristinehamn Art museum
Doktor Enwalls väg 13, 68137 Kristinehamn
E18 from Karlstad. Drive towards the center at the first exit, drive straight through the roundabout, take the first road to the right, then right again. Follow the sign to the museum.