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Helmer Osslund

Full name: Jonas Helmer Osslund (Åslund-)
Gender: Male
Born: September 22, 1866 in Tuna, Sundsvall, Västernorrland, Sweden
Died: July 11, 1938 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Swedish painter Helmer Osslund was born under the name Åslund, but changed his name to Osslund for better understanding when he moved to the United States to become an engineer. At the age of 21, he began to paint and was employed from 1889-94 as a decorator at the Gustavsberg porcelain company. He then studied in Paris and London.

Osslund later spent several months painting hikes in the northern wastelands. Paul Gauguin taught him to paint on waxed paper, which was cheaper and easier to handle than regular canvas while hiking. His Lapland motifs showed the magnificent wilderness and blazing fall colors. The paintings established Osslund as the “Norrland artistic discoverer.” His sister Frida Åslund became a well-known author in Sweden.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Sweden SWE AC
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Sweden SWE AC

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings AC The Rocky Lapland (Hundalen)
1932 Summer 65 Los Angeles Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings AC A Laplander from Sea Falls
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