I studied at The National College of Art and Design in Stockholm.

In 1962, I recieved a scholarship from the Hallmark Cards company in Kansas City--where I worked for two years. Then, I took on one year to experience the great New York CIty and the position of a graphic designer. 

Back in Sweden, my title became "Art Director". 

In 1974, I went back to the US and spent five successful years as

an artist and illustrator with my own exhibitions in San Francisco. CA.

Solo Exhibitions

 

The Talent Store, London, England 1972

Brustlin Gallery, San Francisco, USA  1977

Greengrass West gallery, San Francisco, USA 1978

Stockholm Art Expo 1982 and 1987

Strandgalleriet, Södertälje 1984

Galleri AE, Göteborg 1985

Grafioteket, Stockholm 1985, 1991 och 2003

Galleri Nord, Örebro 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 2000 and 2005

Galleri Lucidor, Stockholm 1986

Västerorts Kulturkommitté, Stockholm 1987

Galleri Nova, Karlstad 1988

Galleri Pictor, Göteborg 1989 and 1991

Anderssons  Konsthandel, Skövde 1989

Expo 3, Gävle 1990

Konstnärshuset, Stockholm 1991

Galleri Flora & Lettera (graphic design & Illustrations) Stockholm 1992

Galleri Isabelle, Stockholm 1992

Ekebyhovs Slott, Ekerö 1993

Grafikens Hus, Mariefred 1997

Galleri 17, Stockholm 1999 och 2001

Limhamns Konstförening, 2000

Hallsbergs Konstförening 2001

Galleri Olefjord, Simrishamn 2003

Galleri Sjöhästen, Nyköping 2004

Väsby Konsthall, Upplands Väsby 2004

Liljevalch Konsthall/ Blå Porten (Posters) 2004

Landskrona Museum, (Graphic design & Illustrations)  2004

Grafioteket, Göteborg 2004

Falsterbo Konsthall 2005

Konstfrämjandet, Uddevalla 2005

Arvika Konsthall, 2005

Nordens Ljus, Stockholm 2006

Nacka Konsthall  2006

Konstforum, Norrköping 2007

Partille Konstförening 2007

Soya Konstrum (Posters), Stockholm 2008

Galleri Ängeln, Lund 2008 and 2010 

Galleri Hedengren, Stockholm 2010

   (Illustrations for the book "Vi ses på Baren”)

Grunewaldsvillan, Stockholm 2011

Pumphusets Konsthall, Landskrona 2012

Galleri Cupido, Stockholm 2013

Slottsgalleriet, Ekerö 2014

Represented

 

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Statens Konstråd / Public Art Agency, Sweden

Postmuseum, Stockholm

Kungliga Biblioteket / Royal Library, Stockholm

Landskrona museum (Graphic design)

Stockholms läns Landsting

Bohus Landsting

Bohustinget

Grafikens hus, Mariefred

Gävleborgs landsting

Huddinge Kommun

Jämtlands Landsting

Skaraborgs Landsting

Söderhamns Kommun

Uppsala Landsting

Västmanlands landsting

Älvsborgs landsting

Örebro Kommun

Örebro landsting

Private collections in Sweden and the United States

 

 

​Awards

 

Won Femina's illustration competition, 1968

Awarded with "Guldägg/Golden Egg" and diploma, 1968

    (the "Oscars" of the Swedish advertising industry)

Several advertising diplomas and awards from Svensk
    Bokkonst/Swedish Book Art, 1969

Diplomas (advertising), 1971

Rizzoli-prize, European Awards (advertising), 1971

Represented in the Creativity Show, New York 1974

CA Magazine Award 1974

Awards from the San Francisco Society of

    Communication Art

Awards from the Art Directors Club in New York

Represented in the Creativity Show, New York 1975

Represented in the Illustrated Show, London 1975

Published several times in Gebrauchgraphik,
    Graphis Annual, Graphis Poster, Graphis Packaging,
    CA Magazine, Modern Publicity.

Judged Group Exhibitions

 

Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm 1981, 1983 and 1991

Grafikbiennalen, Varna, Bulgaria 1989, 1991 and 1993

Nordiska Teckningstriennalen, Skellefteå 1989

Mini Print Internacionale, Barcelona, Spain 1990 and 1993

The First Print Biennale, Mastricht, Holland 1993

Kulturhuset, Stockholm  1993

Sotheby´s, Stockholm 1995

Nordia (Postage stamps), Malmö

Tekniska Museet (Graphic design), Stockholm 1996

Mikkeli Museum (Posters), Finland 1996 and 1999

Galleri Plaisiren, Hässelby Slott 1997

Deutsches Plakat Museum, Essen, Germany 1998

Teckningstriennalen, Landskrona konsthall  2001

Väsby konsthall 2005

Galleri Pictor, Munka Ljungby 2008

Commissions

 

Postage stamps, Swedish Post Office

Posters and packaging, Systembolaget (Swedish alcholol monopoly)

Illustrations, Dagens Nyheter (Largest Swedish newspaper)

Book covers, for all large Swedish publishing companies; Bonnier, 
    Norstedts, Wahlström & Widstrand, and others

Childrens Book

Set design and illustrations, Swedish Public television (SVT)

Fine Art prints for companies and institutions, such as; Telia, 
    Riksidrottsförbundet, Trafiksäkerhetsverket, ITT Flygt,
    Det naturliga steget, Cramo, Rotary, Datema, Securitas, and others

 

Scholarships​

 

Sandrewstiftelsen, 1960

Reeyes & Sons Ltd, England, 1962

Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, USA 1962

Sveriges Bildkonstnärsfond, 1991 and 1998

Svenska Tecknare, 1999 and 2001

Konstnärsklubben, Stockholm 2007

Sveriges Författarförbund 

© 2014 Lars Melander