About the artist
The Swedish artist, Torsten Jovinge (1898 - 1936), was born in Stockholm and it was here he first explored his passion for art. He studied under under Caleb Althin and Carl Whilhelmsons, before moving on to Paris to learn from André Lhote. Here, Torsten dabbled in Cubism before encountering purist theorists like Fernand Léger, Amédée Ozenfant, and Le Corbusier. Their influence triggered a change in Torsten's style, making him an exponent of purism. He created picturesque portrayals of Sweden, Spain, and Stockholm's urban landscapes, characterised by geometrically depicted architectural elements against cold, uniform backgrounds, true to the principles of pictorial purism.