Artist of the year
Finn Sködt. The Master of Colour turns 75
Pop-up exhibition with 22 posters on the first floor in the Danish Poster Museum’s exhibition building from 23 January until the end of May 2019.
The Danish multi-artist Finn Sködt was born 23 January 1944. We mark his birthday with an exhibition that highlights his poster art – one of his many talents.
After studying at the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts in Aarhus Sködt trained at the School of Graphic Design in Copenhagen. Sködt has many talents and he practices as a poster artist, but also as a painter, graphic designer sculptor, ceramics, and textile designer.
His pure aesthetics and exceptional attention to colours has given him the nickname Master of Colour. Though Sködt has created posters of great variety his graphic lines, pure, clear colours and effortless simplicity, are easily recognized in every piece.
Sködt’s production furthermore feature a wealth of colours and patterns which he since the 1980s has created for the Danish textile company Kvadrat.