Sten Kauppi (1922-2002)

Born in Swedish Lapony in 1922, Sten Kauppi studied at the National School of Arts and the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1940s, he moved to Stockholm to study painting under Sven « X-et » Erixson. Pioneer in the art of Swedish textile, he mainly created embroideries with folk references, military decoration (patterns) and participated at the creation of costumes.