Bertil Vallien is active/lives in California / Sweden. Bertil Vallien is known for glass sculpture.
Biography Bertil Vallien
Bertil Vallien (b. 1938)
He was born in 1938, in the small suburb of Sollentuna, to the north of Stockholm. After finishing elementary schooling, Bertil worked for a while as an apprentice in his father's decorating firm; until, one day, a need to express his artistic leaning found an outlet in covering the un-papered walls with drawings; when it was discovered that his figures showed through the wallpaper, he was sacked! Later, however, a schoolteacher, who also ran a business-school, encouraged him to attend for half a year; and then he went on to Borgarskolan Polytechnic, where he did a commercial course. At the same time he worked as a window-dresser; and also attended evening classes in Life Drawing at the Konstfack
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