Oyvind Fahlström

Öyvind Fahlström, born the 28th of December 1928 in Sao Paulo, Brasil, and died the 9th of November 1976 in Stockholm, is a swedish painter, writer and poet.

Between 1949 and 1952, he studied history of art and archeology at Stockholm University. In parallel, Fahlström travelled in France and Italy, where he met artists and poets.

Fahlström was first influenced by surrealism, before quickly elaborating an open aesthetic embracing theatre, poetry, journalism and critic.