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Alfred Gunnar Bjareby
Custom House Tower, Boston
Oil on canvas board
11 3/4 x 15 in.
Alfred Gunnar Bjareby
Along the Shore, A Gray Day
Oil on canvas board
12 x 17 in.

Alfred Gunnar Bjareby
Boy with Boats
Oil on board
11 x 14 in.

Alfred Gunnar Bjareby
Construction, Storrow Drive, Boston
Oil on canvas board
11 1/4 x 15 1/4 in.


Alfred Gunnar Bjareby

(American, 1899-1967)

Alfred Gunnar Bjareby was born in 1899 in Forslovsolm, Sweden and moved to American during his boyhood. He was a painter, sculptor and illustrator and was trained by Boulanger at the Académie Julian in Paris, France (ca. 1920) and that Museum School, Boston by Leslie P. Thompson, Charles Grafly and with Gotthard Sandberg in Sweden. He was trained to draw accurately and was influenced by the French Impressionists and French Fauvist masters. Bjareby became known for his landscapes painted in a reminiscent manner to Theodore Robinson and for his marine scene with boats and fishermen painted in a bright, competent broad manner.

Bjareby was a member of the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester (1939-1955) and won medals of distinction from that Association in 1942, 1951, 1955) and he exhibited at the Salon de Printemps, Paris (1933); in Chicago from 1946-1957 (medal 1957), at the Boston Arts Fair (1956), in Gloucester during the 1950s, in Boston from 1935 and in Ogunquit, Maine during the 1950s. He painted murals for the Parker House, Boston and in Manchester, New Hampshire and was an illustrator who completed illustrations for the book Commrades in Snow (1940).

Bjareby is listed in Who's Who in American Art (1947-1959) and Who Was Who in American Art (vol. 1).