European Naive  Art , Copenhagen

6th October – 18th November 2012

Per-Olof Olsson, Sweden


The Swede Per-Olof Olsson, born in 1949, is a true autodidact naive artist. He has been a full time professional artist for more than 20 years.

His motives are characterized by people in different well-known surroundings such as the little Swedish town of the 1960s with small local pastries and flower shops or people enjoying a holiday in a Swedish coastal resort. Being part of a family of several generations of pastry chefs, cakes in all forms are important ingredients in his paintings. As a former tenor choir singer, music is essential to his motifs. He has a positive attitude to life and you can clearly see that in his paintings.

Per-Olof works with oil on canvas, gouache, lithographs and sculptures. Besides numerous exhibitions to galleries and companies all over Sweden, he has also exhibited his paintings abroad, for example in the Spain, France, U.S.A., Germany, Denmark, Israel and Finland.

Per-Olof has his studio in Helsingborg, Sweden, right in the fancy harbor area. Meeting people who stroll along the water front gives energy and inspirations to new ideas and paintings.



Malmöhus läns landsting 1979, 1982

Burlövs kommun 1983

Kristianstad läns landsting 1985

Helsingborgs Museum 1987

Landskrona Museum 1987

Lomma kommun 1988

Krokoms kommun 1989

Jämtlands läns landsting 1989

Malmö Museum 1992




HSB Kvarteret Saturnus, Landskrona 1993

Hasse "Kvinnaböske" Andersson´s Lada, Båstad

"Målade klanger i glada toner" 1993

Helsingborgs Stadsteater

Scendekor, Malmö Konserthus till

Björn Hallmans musikal "Tomtens Önskelista" 1993

AG varuhus Höganäs 2000

Konditori Fahlman, Helsingborg 2005

HIF:s arena Olympia, konferensvåning, Helsingborg