Erik Höglund (1932-1998)


Born in Karlskrona Sweden. He evolved into a Sculptor, Draughtsman and Graphic Artist with glass as his favorite medium. Between 1953 through 1973 he collaborated with Boda Glasswork where he revolutionized the art of glass in Sweden. During his 50 years as an active artist he also created over 150 commissioned public works in Sweden and abroad in a variety of materials (glass, wrought iron and bronze).

After a brief break from working with glass, he returned to the medium in the late 70's.
A collaboration with Pukeberg Glasswork was initiated in 1979 followed by, Pilchuck Glass School (USA), Transhyttan Glasswork, Ahus and Vrigstad Glasswork. In the late '80s Eric began a very fruitful relationship with Studioglas Stromshyttan which lasted until his death in 1998. During this period he renewed himself and Swedish glass once again and now with a zest of color never seen before.

The Stockholm Schools of art, craft and design 1948-53 Studied graphics under Harald Sallberg 1951-52.

Studies abroad: Bornholms 1951,1952. Scotland 1953. Greece and Italy 1954. Spain and France 1955. Mexico and Guatemala 1957. Japan 1962. Greece 1964-65. Austrlia 1965. Many visits to the continent of Europe and USA in connection with his exhibitions, decorative work and as a guest lecturer.

Public works
From 1956 on - bronze skulpture for the Trelleborg grammar school - Erik Högluns has created up to 150 ornamental works in a variety of media - glass, bronze, wrought iron, brick, natural stone etc.

Represented in following museums
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Röhsska Konstslöjdsmuseet, Göteborg. Konstmuseet Arkiv för dekorativ konst, Lund. Smålands Museum, Växjö. Blekinge Länsmuseum, Karlskrona. Kalmar Konstmuseum.Ystads Konstmuseum. Trelleborgs Museum. Östersunds Länsmuseum. Västerbottens Länsmuseum. Darmstadt Landschaftsmuseum Darmstadt. Bellerive Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zürich. Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York. Corning Glass Museum, New York State.

Books on Erik Höglund
Gunnel Holmér: "Från Boda till New York. Konstnären Erik Höglund", Carlssons Förlag, Stockholm 1986.
Björn Ranelid: "Mellan mörker och ljus. Erik Höglunds 80-tal", Carlssons Förlag, Stockholm 1988.