Erik Gunnar Asplund
Architect (1885 – 1940), Stockholm
Erik Gunnar Asplund is considered as the most important Swedish architect of the 20th century.
He studied painting at the Royal Art Institute and at the Stockholm Free Architecture School. He taught architecture at the Royal Art Institute. His early production has been influenced by Neo-Classicism like the City Library (1924-1928). Together with Sigurd Lewerentz, Asplund designed an enlargement of the Stockholm crematorium and the cemetery grounds as well as several chapels.From 1930 and the Stockholm Exhibition, Erik Gunnar Asplund, influenced by the Bauhaus, becomes a fervent modernist, both as an architect and a designer like the “Karmstol” chair (1931). He was a co-author of the Modernist manifesto.