Birgit Alm-Pons

Like all the artists taking part in the exhibition Ecole(s) suédoise(s) de Paris, Birgit Alm-Pons has agreed to answer our questions.
© Christian Alandete. The format of the visuals has been modified.

Date of birth: —-
Place of birth: Malå, Sweden
Place of residence: Paris and Uzès, France

Where did you train?

Konstfack, Stockholm.
Studio André Lhote, Paris.
University of Texas, Austin, USA.

When and for what reasons did you settle in Paris?

To study art in 1957-58.
When I returned from the USA in 1968.
After my marriage to my French husband in 1973.

What does France represent for you?

Roots and the future.

What about Sweden?

Roots and memories.

What are your sources of inspiration and where do they come from?

Dreams, literature, philosophy and painting.

How would you define yourself and/or your work?

I define myself as an eclectic artist.