Harald Sandberg (1912-1983)

Timeline created by Hans Sandberg
  • Harald is born in Söderhamn

    Harald Sandberg is born in Söderhamn as the third child to Johan Edvard and Ottolina Gerina Sandberg. They had moved from Hanebo to Söderhamn sometimes in 1908. "J.E." starts a General Store, which comes to be known as "Sandberg's Corner".
  • Two years old

    Two years old
    Circa 1914.
  • Hunger riots in many towns in Sweden

    The war, a trade blockade, food rationing and a failed harvest made the political situation volatile. Sweden was on a brink of a revolution. Söderhamn and other cities in Hälsingland experienced large labor protests.
  • Harald comes down with a double-sided pneumonia

    Three doctors declared that Harald would not survive his 10th birthday due to a double-sided pneumonia, The illness left him with a life-long heart disease.
  • Constance Malmgren is born

  • Johan Edvard Sandberg dies on Harald's 10th birthday

    Johan Edvard Sandberg dies on Harald's 10th birthday
    Johan Edvard Sandberg dies at age 40 on Harald's 10th birthday. He was born on March 14, 1882 Tröno, a small town in the county Hälsingland i northern Sweden.
  • Harald starts a circus in the summer of 1923 (?)

  • Harald starts a "boxing institute" in his father's attic

    Possibly in the spring.
  • Harald becomes an intern at a hair salon in Söderhamn

    His first taask is to empty the spittoons.
  • Harald moves to Stockholm at the age of 17

    He stays with his oldest sister Iris, who studies commercial art in Stockholm. He takes a job at a hair salon.
  • Returns to Söderhamn

    Returns to Söderhamn
    He fell ill in Stockholm and returned to Söderhamn, where he became partner in a hair salon. This portrait of Harald was taken at a photo studio in Söderhamn, probably around 1930
  • Harald visits his girlfriend on Gotland

    I remember a black and white photo album from 1932 with pictures from Gotland. There were also pictures of dad's German Shepherd, but I don't have the album, and I am not sure if they too were from his visit.
  • Self-portrait

    Self-portrait
  • Exhibits in Söderhamn

    Dont know when. The date is a pure guess. It was an exhibit at Centralskolan, a school in central Söderhamn.
  • Harald on a picnic with his mother

    Harald on a picnic with his mother
    Unknown date.
  • Moves to Linköping

    He moves to Linköping with two of his sisters and starts a hair salon.
  • Meets Rolf Trolle

    Meets Rolf Trolle
    Rolf Trolle was a well known painter. They met in Linköping. Not sure about the time. Rolf Trolle sent this portrait to Harald on his 50th birthday in 1962.
  • Harald's mother dies

    Harald's mother dies
    She was born on May 20, 1876.
  • Moves to Stockholm

    Harald closes his hair salon in Linköping and moves to Stockholm sometime in 1941 or early 1942. He rents a room from Mrs. P., and starts a new hair salon located on Lundagatan in Södermalm.
  • Opens new hair salon

    Not sure about the dates, but once in Stockholm, Harald opens a hair salon in Södermalm. In 1943, he closes it and takes over Damfrisering Centrum, which is located on S:t Eriksgatan 37B. This salon is later renamed Salon Madeleine.
  • Admitted to the Academy of Arts

    Not sure about the time. Harald enters the School of Graphics and studies for Harald Sallberg among others.
  • Harald and Constance marry in Stockholm

    Harald and Constance marry in Stockholm
  • Studying for Isaac Grünewald

    Isaac Grünewald was a Swedish painter, who had been a student of Henri Matisse.
  • Meets Bror Hjorth

    Harald met Bror Hjorth at the "Vicklebyskolan", a summer retreat on the Baltic island Öland, hosted by the painter William Nording and his wife.
    Bror Hjorth
  • Exhibits at Strömgalleriet i Stockholm

    Harald's first exhibit in Stockholm. 50 drawings and 20 oil paintings.
  • Exhibits at Centralhotellet in Söderhamn

    Sep 28 - Oct 5: Exhibits 40 oil paintings and 20 drawings
  • Harald and Constance travel to Paris on a freighter

    Harald and Constance travel to Paris on a freighter
  • Studying in Paris

    Studying in Paris
    At Academie Julian and Andre Lhote, while Constance studied at på L’Oréal Institute.
  • Train from Paris to Beaune

    Train from Paris to Beaune
    Harald and Constance took a train to Beaune near the Swiss border, where Constance's sister Åsa worked as an au pair and langugage teacher. Harald fell ill and was hostpitalized at Hospice de Beaune, which had been a hospital since ca 1300. He did several drawings and at least one oil painting was inspired by this visit.
  • To Basel, Verona and Lago di Como with train

    To Basel, Verona and Lago di Como with train
    The date is a guess. Harald and Constance visited Constance's sister Åsa, who was working as an au-pair ner Chalon-sur-Saône in Bourgogne. Harald fell ill and was hospitalized at the ancient hospital in Beaune. After the stay, they continued by train to Basel, and then Lago di Como, and Verona.
  • Arriving in Venice

    Arriving in Venice
    Exact data unknown.
  • Exhibits at Rålambshof in Stockholm

    At Konstsalong Rålambshof.
  • Harald takes part in a joint exhibit by Onsdagsgruppen

    Harald takes part in a joint exhibit by Onsdagsgruppen
    Onsdagsgruppen (the Wednesday Group) was a group of artists that meat and discussed art. They held one exhibit in 1952 at Galleri Brinken in Stockholm's Old Town, but the group fell apart within a relatively short time.
  • Ingemar is born

    Ingemar is born
  • Rents a studio in Blackeberg

    Rents a studio in Blackeberg
    The artist studio was located on Sigrid Undset's street. The photo shows Harald painting a portrait of Constance.
  • Move to Blackeberg, a new Stockholm suburb

  • Hans is born

    Hans is born
  • Journey to France

    Journey to France
    The family trip in a Berliner 11 pulling a small caravan lasted three months and went to the French Riviera.
  • Exhibit at Galerie Moderne

    Jan 15-27, 1955.
  • Paris debut

    Paris debut
    Successful debut at Galerie Bruno Bassano at Rue Gregoire de Tours, Paris. March 25-April 9.
  • Institute Tessin in Paris buys "Self-portrait in pink"

    Institute Tessin in Paris buys "Self-portrait in pink"
    We do not know when the Institute acquired this painting, but we assume that it was shortly after Harald's Paris debut.
  • Journey to Spain

    Journey to Spain
    Sometimes during the Autumn of 1955, Harald travelled to northern Spain with his brother Einar and his wife Ingegerd.(See picture). The trip lasted 5 weeks.
  • Jan is born

  • Starts art school for youth in Blackeberg

  • Exhibit in Söderhamn

    At the Godtemplar hall in Söderhamn.
  • Leads a fight for esthetic improvement of Blackeberg

    Harald became one of the leaders of a local political "revolt" against a stonewall that separated the two parts of Blackeberg's center. He gave many interviews, gavde speeches and presented a drawing with his vision for a plaza inspired by his trips to southern Europe. The fight ended in a partial victory after about a year. The wall was cut in half at considerable expense.
  • Trip to northern Spain

  • Harald's brother Einar dies

    Harald's brother Einar dies
  • Buys summer cottage on northern Öland

    Buys summer cottage on northern Öland
    Harald and Constance bought a small two room summer cottage on an acre of land overlooking the Baltic Sea from the farmer Sture Pettersson in Sandy, a small town on the Baltic island "Öland". The cottage had no electricity, a hand pump for water, a wood fired stove and an outhouse as the only toilet. Over the years, it was expanded to a bungalow with five bedrooms, one living room and a studio with panorama windows.
  • Exhibit at Västerås Museum

    The exhibit attracted a record breaking audience. No less than 1.100 people visited the Sandberg exhibit.
  • Exhibit at Ängbysaslen in Blackeberg

    Exhibit at Ängbysaslen in Blackeberg
    Ängbysalen was a large hall under the Ängby Church, which was bilt in the late 1950s in Blackeberg, Stockholm. At his exhibit in October 1961, Harald Sandberg showed a suite of six large paintings from Paris.
  • Harald visits Marocco in 1962

    Harald visits Marocco in 1962
    He travelled to Spain in 1962 and took a ferry to Tangier in Marocco. Dad told me that everybody got really sea sick on the trip and many threw up, but dad was in good spirits and enjoyed a sandwich on the boat. I don't know the date for the trip.
  • Kidney surgery removes pea size kidney stone

  • Exhibit at Modern Konst i Hemmiljö

    Exhibit at Modern Konst i Hemmiljö
    "Modern Konst i Hemmiljö" was a well known art gallery located on Strandvägen in Stockholm.
  • Sweden's National Museum of Art buys 3 drawings

    Sweden's National Museum of Art buys 3 drawings
  • Exhibit at Galerie Catharina in Stockholm.

    Jan 18-Feb 4.
  • Exhibit at Galerie des Beaux Arts, Paris

    Exhibit at Galerie des Beaux Arts, Paris
    April 13-28, 1965 at Rue des Beaux Arts, Paris VI.
  • Exhibit at Söderhamn's public library

    Oct 4 - 18
  • Exhibit at Söderhamn's public library

  • Journey to Germany, France and Italy

    Six week long journey with car and a caravan.
  • Exhibit at Galerie Bengtsson

  • Exhibit at Hälsinglands Museum

    Sep 14 - 28
  • Exhibit at Galleri Bengtsson, Stockholm

  • Harald and Constance visits Florida

    Harald and Constance visits Florida
    To celebrate Connie's 50th birthday.
  • Exhibit at Galerie S:t Paul, Stockholm

    Dec 5 - 17. Glowing review by Svenska Dagbladet's Stig Johansson.
  • Heart surgery

    A team under leadership of Dr. Viking Björk inserts an artificial heart valve. At Karolinska Sjukhuset.
  • Received Culture Award from Stockholm City

  • Starting Galerie Constance

    Starting Galerie Constance
    Harald starts Galerie Constance in Blackeberg.
  • Exhibit at Kvarnen's Art Center in Söderhamn

    October 18-29.
  • Exhibit at Galerie Linnéus, Stockholm

  • Exhibit at Galerie Linnéus, Stockholm

  • Honored by Stockholm City

  • Exhibit at Galerie Origo, Stockholm

    Sep 25 - Oct 13
  • Garden Party attended by the King of Sweden

    Don't know if he attended
  • Death

    Harald Sandberg died of a heart attack on August 26, 1983.
  • Posthumous exhibit at Galerie Origo

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    Harald Sandberg - A Swedish Impressionist Painter

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    Studies at the Vickleby School on Öland

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    Journey to Paris and Venice

    Harald and Constance travelled to Rouen on a small freighter and continued by train to Paris. After a month studying in Paris, they continued by train to Beaune, Basel, Lago di Como, Verona and Venice.