Märta Måås-Fjetterström

7th September 2022 (18:00 - 19:00)
Zoom London W1H 2AG

Märta Måås-Fjetterström

Märta Måås-Fjetterström (1873-1941) was a legendary Swedish textile artist and has a unique position in Swedish textile history. In the 1930s enthusiastic critics called her the greatest textile artist of all time. She received international recognition in her lifetime. When Märta Måås-Fjetterström died about 700 sketches for compositions for rugs and fabrics were left behind at her studio in Båstad, established in 1919. After her demise, the company became Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, featuring a long line of other textile artists with fantastic creations of their own. Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s compositions are in high demand, still made by hand at the studio in Båstad, and interpreted by skilled artisan weavers. Her rugs and tapestries all belong to an intriguing world where inspiration can be found anywhere – for instance in a street in Perugia, in old myths and tales where brave knights, horses and unicorns appear. It could be found in a rye field, in lyrics, among symbols, modern lines, patterns, trees and flowers. A dandelion is as decorative as a rose in her art. Admire her wonderful works and beautiful palette during Ingrid Persson Skog’s Zoom lecture named The Life and Works of Märta Måås-Fjetterström.

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