Relief in marble from 1935 depicting Wilhelm Stenhammar, composer, conductor and pianist. Along with Hugo Alfvén, Stenhammar is the strongest candidate as a national Swedish equivalent of the Norwegians’ Grieg, the Finns’ Sibelius and the Danes’ Nielsen. In addition, he was chief conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra 1907-1922 (then called the Gothenburg Orchestra Association) and one of the leading Swedish pianists of the time. Stenhammar has had the smaller concert hall in Gothenburg Concert Hall named after it – Stenhammarsalen.
The artist behind the work is Bror Chronander (1880-1964). The artwork is recessed into the wall in the promenade outside the Great Hall.
Bror Chronander (1880-1964)
Sculptor, illustrator and painter. Raised in Karlstad where he became a student in 1898. Studied in 1900 for Richard Bergh at the Swedish Artists’ Association’s school and in 1903 for Carl Wilhelmsson at Valand. Has, among other things, performed “Fiolspelaren” located at the concert hall at Heden (the sculpture was destroyed in a fire in 1928) and “Arbetarhuvud” for Göteborgs Handel- o Sjöfartstidning and the bust “Peter Wieselgren” outside the Cathedral in Gothenburg. From the 1930s onwards, C. increasingly devoted himself to portrait drawing. C. has signed over 2,000 portrait drawings.
56 x 39,5 cm
Representerad: Göteborgs konstmuseum, H.M konungens samling
Art with music in focus
Many of the works of art in Gothenburg Concert Hall are connected to music or have a relationship with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Here you will find everything from portraits of composers such as Grieg and Sibelius to Sweden's largest weave with patterns by Sven X-et Erixson.
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