[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]
SINCLAIR, Folke (1877–1956)
“Trädgrupp” / Group of Trees
oil on canvas / 12 inches by 11 inches
The collection is fortunate, indeed, to have acquired a second painting by Swedish artist Berndt Folke Sinclair. “Trädgrupp” (which we translate as “Group of Trees” or “Copse”) is another pastoral vignette of the Swedish countryside. His composition and low key palette are similar to British rail travel posters of the late ’20s.
Sinclair is a well listed artist, though not well known outside his native Sweden, whose work is represented in museums at Helsingborg, Kristianstad, Malmö and Tomelilla.