Kubist, kolorist och kosmopolit
► Gösta Diehl (1899–1964) ranks among Finland’s leading modernists. During a career spanning several decades, he experimented with many styles, ultimately achieving acclaim for his Cubist and colourist paintings. Diehl spent long sojourns in France, where he absorbed influences from French modernism. Multilingually gifted and cosmopolitan by nature, he forged personal links with the Continental modernists, which opened doors to new influences in Finnish art. His career peaked in the 1950s as a member of the acclaimed Prisma group of international modernists, whose work was characterized by the intense use of colour. This book is the first major biographical work chronicling the life and career of Gösta Diehl. The author Camilla Granbacka is an art historian and nonfiction writer.