Lars Widenfalk

He studied Archeology and Art History at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 1974/1975, 1976/1977, as well as at the National Academy of Fine Arts (Statenskunstakademi, currently: the Oslo National Academy of the Arts – Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo), Oslo, Norway, 1981–1985.
He has participated in 33 individual and two-person exhibitions in Sweden, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, including the Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2002, and the Gorlice Hall at Vyšehrad, Prague, the Czech Republic, 2002; and in more than 70 group exhibitions in Sweden, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, the UK, and the United Arab Emirates.
His work is included in many international public collections, such as: the Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway.
Lars Widenfalk is considered one of those who have renewed figurative expression in Nordic sculpture. He works with many materials, from bronze to snow and ice, but stone, usually marble and granite, has been his main material, in recent years often combined with glass. He is married to the Czech artist Alena Matějka.