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Eigil Schwab

Full name: Eigil Vilhelm Schwab (Hansen-)
Gender: Male
Born: March 28, 1882 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: July 4, 1952 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Art Competitions


Eigil Vilhelm Schwab was a Swedish painter, graphic designer, illustrator and cartoonist. He started his career as a portrait painter, but was very early attracted to satirical political cartoons, which were published in newspapers and magazines including Söndagsnisse, Strix and Dagens Nyheter. With his approach becoming more “painty”, he illustrated books and designed book covers. He later painted mainly landscapes and still life, but also took up ceramics and glass painting. Schwab studied at the Art and Design School and later at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, both in Stockholm. In 1909 he received a travel grant, which allowed him to visit Germany and France. In the 1920s, he travelled extensively even to Russia and North Africa. His son Per Eigil Schwab (1911-71) became a painter, stage designer and theater director.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 50 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 50 Los Angeles Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings AC Sailing in Fresh Breeze
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