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
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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