This is a portrait of the painter and the person, a drama documentary, depicting Ehrenfeldt’s artistry, her work with painting, drawing and performance through the decades.
The film is a collaboration between her husband, author Sture Dahlström and their son filmmaker Håkan Dahlström. It was originally filmed on 16mm with the support of Filmverkstan (a swedish workshop centered on experimental film) and has been scanned digitally and restored in 2023.
About Anna-Stina Ehrenfeldt: Swedish Painter (1927-2003)
Anna-Stina Ehrenfeldt was born on 2nd January 1927 in the Swedish west coast town of Halmstad. She started painting at the age of 12 and studied with the famous surrealist painter Axel Ohlson of Halmstad Gruppen, who on realising her talent taught her all the basics of oil painting. After finishing her education at the local girl’s school in Halmstad, she studied at Corners School of Art in Stockholm and married the jazz-musician and writer Sture Dahlstrom in 1948 at the age of 21.
In 1956 Anna-Stina left Sweden and moved abroad with her husband and three children. She spent the rest of her life living abroad in Spain, Paris, London, New York, San Francisco, Arizona and New Mexico, while always keeping a foothold in Sweden.
Anna-Stina Ehrenfeldt had her first big exhibition together with three American painters at the Casa de Cultura Museum in Malaga, Spain and another group exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes a year later in the same city. Her first exhibition as a solo artist was at the Woodstock Gallery London in 1965. This London exhibition was followed by solo exhibitions at the Red Barn Gallery in San Francisco, The Gorline Gallery in New York, Elyseum in Taos, New Mexico and an invitation to exhibit her work as part of the “Hands Across the Sea” exhibition at the Workshop Centre in Tucson, Arizona. From 1967 onwards her exhibitions were predominantly at different galleries and museums in her native Sweden or at the successful gallery she set up at Heingeborgen, Lovestad. Here she organised annual exhibitions from 1982 until the time of her death in 2003. She also participated in a number of films/videos/performances.Rent this work for public screenings