Lars Nyberg was born in Sweden in 1956 and attended The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. He specialises in drypoint. In 2001 Nyberg received a commission from The Nobel Committee for Physiology & Medicine to make an edition for the Nobel prize award winner for that year. Since 2006 he has been responsible for selecting the artists to be commissioned to create the annual editions for the Nobel Prize award for Physiology & Medicine. He was a teacher at the College of Printmaking Arts in Stockholm from 1986-96. In 2004 he was awarded the Printmaking Today prize at the 5th British International Miniature Print Exhibition. His work is featured in private and public collections including The British Museum, London;
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Chester Beatty Library. Dublin; Office of Public Works, Dublin; Tama Art University, Japan; Collection of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Stockholm, Sweden;
and the Collection of H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria, Stockholm, Sweden.
He is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, London.
Since I was seventeen years old I have been working with the drypoint technique.
To feel and hear the steel needle travelling in the copperplate is meditative music for me.
The happy surprise of printmaking is, besides working with a unique media, that after a long period of thinking and scratching upon the copperplate, I can print extra copies from the plate, give away prints, or sell the prints not too expensively. I print my prints myself. There is something unpredictable working with drypoint, the inscribed lines live theirs own lives in the copper – I like that.
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