BJØRN WIINBLAD (1918–2006)
Bjorn Wiinblad was a Danish painter, designer and artist in ceramics, silver, bronze, textiles, and graphics. His work has been exhibited widely in Europe, the United States, Japan, Australia and Canada.
Wiinblad opened his own studio in 1952 and began his professional work as the the chief designer for the Rosenthal porcelain company. His work was recognizable with his use of rich colors and undulating lines depicted fanciful and lyrical elements inspired by operas and fairy tales.
Wiinblad was named Man of the Year in New York in 1985 and received commissions ranging from tapestries, murals and set design for the Dallas Ballet. He was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation's Cultural Prize of 1995.
His work is in the permanent collections of esteemed institutions around the globe including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.