Complete business records of the
Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm, Sweden (1918-1974) and the successor
gallery, Galerie Bonnier, Geneva, Switzerland (1961-1997). The combined
galleries dealt in Impressionist, Post-impressionist, Cubist, German
Expressionist, and early abstract art.
Svenska-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm, was founded in 1918 by
Gosta Olsen. The gallery merged with Galerie Bonnier, Geneva, in 1973. Galerie
Bonnier was founded in Lausanne in 1961 by Jan Runnqvist, son of Harry
Runnqvist, who was Olsen's partner in Stockholm. Galerie Bonnier moved to
Geneva in 1969. Between 1964 and 1973, when his father died, Jan Runnqvist
directed both galleries until 1973 when he closed Svensk-Franska and moved all
business records to Geneva. The combined galleries handled a range of modern
art, from Impressionism to early abstract art.
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