Lena Cronqvist (b. 1938) is one of Sweden’s most prominent and significant living artists. She works in various techniques and has made a name for herself as a painter, graphic artist and sculptor.
Throughout her entire production she has concentrated on the familial and quotidian as themes for artistic treatment. She depicts and problematizes life as it evolves within the confines of the family; the maternal role, the relationship between children and parents, and the vulnerability of the child. A common feature of her works is a consistent psychological involvement and a desire to say something essential about the human condition.
Her mode of expression is figurative and can paradoxically be characterised as both expressive and reticent.