Lena Cronqvist was born in Karlstad, in Sweden, in 1938. From
1959 to 1964, she attended the Royal University Collage of Fine Arts in
Stockholm. From 1958 to 1959, she studied at the National College of
Arts, Crafts and Design of Stockholm. She currently lives and works in Sweden where she is also a member of the Royal Academy of Art.
the end of the 1970s in Sweden, as in many other countries, the nature
of painting was being seriously debated. Artists wanted to break with
tradition; they preferred to apply new expressive and much more
contemporary means to painting. Moreover, the themes which urgently
felt the needed to be faced, even through art, were linked to daily
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