Allan Erwo, Figures


This mid-20th-century oil on canvas by Swedish artist Allan Erwo (1921-2007) depicts three figures walking towards the end of a passageway. It’s suggestive of a coastal area with bright rays of sun clambering over the horizon. Erwo’s approach is often somewhere between abstract and figurative - it often raises more questions than it answers. His style is muted, aloof, and modernist.

Is this simply a portrayal of three figures walking towards the sea? Or perhaps a concealed metaphor?

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 28½” x 26½” / 78cm x 68cm
Year of creation: c. 1940
Condition: Artwork presents well. Canvas a little bumpy. Frame with some light wear.

You may also like

Recently viewed