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    Olle Baertling was born 1911 and passed away in 1981.

    Olle Baertling was a Swedish abstract painter and sculptor, born in Halmstad.

    Baertling earned his living for many years by working in a bank, painting in his spare time. Olle Baertling painted in 1938 in a nordic expressionist style, then in 1939 turned to Matisse. In the mid 1940s he began to develop towards abstraction.

    Started in 1949 to paint completely abstract pictures with unbroken areas of colour and distinct lines, and experimented briefly with circles and after-images; first one-man exhibition at the Galerie Samlaren, Stockholm, 1949.