The Toronto Estonian House and Tartu College will host the first Toronto exhibition of Swedish artist Karl Gustav Thulin.
An encounter with "The Count of Borstahusen" Sture Andersson, led to the defining moment of Karl Gustav becoming an artist. After finishing school, he was working at a public relations agency where "The Count" appeared one day in 1967, needing help with the promotion of the first exhibition of Marc Chagall's work in Scandinavia. Andersson travelled the world and collected paintings by many famous artists. He was himself a close friend of artists such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall. This meeting had a great impact on the launch of Thulin's career. Andersson introduced him into the right circles and he got to exhibit his paintings along with world famous artists in both Sweden and the rest of Europe.
As a 17 year old, Thulin described himself as a surrealist and that particularly Salvador Dali was a great inspiration to him.
His web-site www.karlgustavthulin.com has a thorough documentation of his life and work.
The Estonian House Gallery (958 Broadview Ave) hosts Thulin's exhibition of oils, aquarelles, gouaches and graphic prints from June 2nd through June 15th with the grand opening on Friday June 2nd at 4:00pm. The gallery will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 4:00pm to 10:00pm. Closed Mondays.
From June 17th through June 29th the exhibition will be at Tartu College Main Hall, 310 Bloor Street West, opening on Saturday June 17th at 4:00pm. Schedule at Tartu College: Open Tuesday Through Sunday. Hours: 4:00pm to 10:00pm. Closed Mondays.
Thulin exhibits in Toronto