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Name  Astri Taube

Role  Sculptor
Astri Taube Portrtt och offentliga uppdrag i Astri Bergman Taubes
Full Name  Astrid Linnea Matilda Bergman
Born  9 December 1898 (1898-12-09) Stockholm, Sweden
Education  Carl Milles, Herman Bergman
Known for  sculpture, drawing, lithography
Died  December 23, 1980, Stockholm, Sweden
Spouse  Evert Taube (m. 1925–1976)
Children  Sven-Bertil Taube, Per-Evert Arvid Joachim Taube
Parents  Melen Bergman, Herman Bergman
Grandchildren  Jesper Taube, Sascha Zacharias, Felix Taube, Ann-Charlotte Taube
Similar People  Evert Taube, Sven‑Bertil Taube, Herman Bergman, Ann Zacharias, Sascha Zacharias

Astrid "Astri" Linnéa Matilda Taube, née Bergman (9 December 1898 – 23 December 1980) was a Swedish sculptor and artist known for her child portraits and sculptures in public venues. She was married to the songwriter Evert Taube.

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Astri Taube Portrtt och offentliga uppdrag i Astri Bergman Taubes

Biography

Astri Taube Taubesllskapet i Skne

Taube was born in Stockholm, Sweden to Per Herman Bergman and Mélen Tholff. She learned sculpture from her father and from noted Swedish sculptor Carl Milles.

Astri Taube Krleken till konsten pictorgallery

In 1925, she married Evert Taube. Evert met her when she was nine years old. Taube had four children with Evert Taube: Per Evert Arvid Joakim Taube (1926–2009), Rose Marie Astrid Elisabet Taube (1928–1928), Ellinor Gunnel Astri Elisabeth Taube (1930–1998), and Sven-Bertil Gunnar Evert Taube (1934 – ).

Works

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As a portrait sculptor, Taube had "virtuoso skill", portraying children, clowns, and her husband Evert. One of her sculptures of Evert stands on the island of Riddarholmen.

Astri Taube Konstnrer och utstllningar

Taube created tin candlesticks, seal stamps, paperweights, cigarette boxes, and inkwells.

Besides sculpting, Taube drew and created color lithographs.

During her marriage, Taube concentrated on being a helper and muse to her husband, to the detriment of her artistic career. At age 78, she was able to return to being a full-time artist until her death at age 82.

The Lisebergsapplåden award, presented annually by the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg to someone who has made Sweden a happier place, is a bronze sculpture of two clapping hands created by Taube in 1978.

Sculptures

  • Flicka Med Fisk (bronze)
  • Elsa Borg (bronze, 1972) Södermalm, Vitabergsparken, Stockholm.
  • Fountain at Ulleråkers Hospital in Uppsala (1946)
  • Lithographs

  • Sjösalamotiv (5)
  • Sjung Eko!
  • Exhibitions

    Queen Silvia of Sweden opened an exhibition of Taube's works at the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, Sweden on 15 September 2006. The exhibition was the result of a project to bring public attention to Taube's work, a project started by Brittmo Bernhardsson (the wife of the governor of Gothenburg) and supported by Taube's son Sven-Bertil.

    References

    Astri Taube Wikipedia


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