Nick Alm is a contemporary Swedish painter who studied in Florence and has exhibited in the US as well as Europe.
Alm’s primary focus is on figures, often in groups and in compositions that carry a narrative element. Many of the recent works highlighted on his website appear to be part of a series related to a wedding ceremony.
His approach involves subtle palettes, carefully structured value relationships and attention to finessed variation in edges.
In the softness of his edges and his painterly brush handling, I see the influence of 19th century painters like Sargent, Zorn, Chase, and Beaux. Whether these are actual influences, I don’t know, as that kind of information is in short supply on his website.
Unfortunately, his own site also displays inexplicably small images, given the beautiful handling evident in those larger images I can find. However, it does offer a nice selection of his work in oil and watercolor (including one of the iconic Antione-Louis Bayre lion sculpture here in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square), as well as a selection of drawings.
You can see larger reproductions of his paintings on some of the sites I’ve linked below.
Kai Fine Art
Art Renewal Center, & here & here & here
4 Replies to “Nick Alm”
Alm , Dimitrov… You made me discovered two great artists. Fascinating works.
And the Canaletto’s drawing made my day.
You have an eagle eye Charley. Thank you.
Thanks, Eric. Always happy when I can do that.
…Just a quick note to say: I’ve been following this blog for a few months now, and I find it delightful.
It’s unfortunate that “following a blog” generally lacks many opportunities for appreciation! …so I’ll take this one. :D
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