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Ida Matton

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Nationality  Swedish
Known for  sculpture, painting
Alma mater  Konstfack
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Born  1863Gävle
Died  7 July 1940, Gävle, Sweden

Ida Elisabeth Matton, (1863 Gävle - 1940 Gävle) was a Swedish sculptor.

Life

Ida Matton studied between 1882 and 1886 at the Konstfack, and in Paris in 1887, where she was active for most of her life. She debuted at the Paris Salon in 1888. In 1890, she had her breakthrough with the sculpture "Bébé", which appeared at the World's Columbian Exposition.

In Sweden she made among other cemetery monuments, sports prizes and plaques. She also received commissions from Gävle during her time in Paris, such as the Gustav Vasa statue which was unveiled in 1924 in Mill Park in Gävle. She created several funerary monuments, including for the families Matton and Westergren, as well as busts of Karolina Själander in the Rådhusesplanaden, and for the Catholic Church a bust of its first priest, Giovanno Carlo Moro.

Ida Matton was also a landscape painter; she exhibited her works from Lapland in 1927.

Another well-known works of Matton's sculpture "Loki's punishment", which in 1905 was executed in marble, and exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1909; it was cast in bronze in 1936. Marble sculpture was placed in 1923 in the remains of the old bridge Riddarholmsbron, the so-called "Palmstedt cave" in Stockholm City Hall park. Another "Loki's punishment" was donated by her brother Emil Matton on her 75th birthday in 1938, to Gavle County Museum. In 1963, the museum held a memorial exhibition of her with about 60 works. She received several awards in France and Italy and Litteris et artibus 1927

References

Ida Matton Wikipedia


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