Collection: Olle Bonnier

Dance of the Colors

Olle Bonniér (1925–2016), the prominent Swedish painter, printmaker, and sculptor born in Los Angeles, found a deep connection with nature's powerful color palette that would characterize his entire artistic life. Already at the age of fourteen, Bonniér decided to become an artist, and in 1947 he made a brilliant debut with semi-abstract paintings.

Bonniér's artistry developed over the years and took the form of a non-figurative painting, characterized by strict geometric constructions and an ascetic color scale. Towards the end of the 1950s, his artistic expression underwent changes as the hard geometric style softened. Bonniér explored freer, non-figurative forms and introduced a deeper color scale, resulting in works that exuded dynamism and artistic creativity.

Olle Bonniér's artistry, characterized by a dance between colors and harmony, has left a significant legacy in the art world. His work continues to be a source of inspiration and admiration, where every brushstroke testifies to the artist's unparalleled skill and passion for the artistic expression of color.


Grünewald's painting school
Technical school


Galerie Colibri, Malmö


Örebro County Council
National Museum
The modern museum in Stockholm
Kalmar Art Museum
Norrköping Art Museum
Gothenburg Art Museum