David Wretling

Mor och Barn, 1958
Bronze, 115 x 25 x 30 cm

David Wretling shows a comprehensive production, widly spead in its realistic motif circuit, differentiated by motif and material. He works in wood, stone, terracotta bronze and marble in a powerful and realistic style, with a strong epic storytelling joy, with a feeling for the everyday world. He comprehends both female and male body structures. His goal is character, beauty, cleanliness, and timelessness. Wretling is well represented here in his home district; besides the sculpture Mor och Barn here in Umedalen there are sculptures in Hedlunda- and Haga school and a sculpture of Wilhelm Peterson-Berger in Döbelns park.

Born in Umeå 1901, died in 1986. Education: Konstakademin, Académie Scandinave Paris. Represented at: St. Görans church and Adolf Fredrick’s church in Stockholm, Nationalmuseeum, Museeums in Västerås, Eskilstuna, Hudiksvall, Linköping and Umeå. Exhibitions in selection: Liljevalchs konsthall,Nationalmuseet in Copenhagen.