Born in Sweden in 1955, Agneta Livijn spent her youth in Sweden and in France. She received her education at the Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm, at L’Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris and later at the San Francisco Art Institute in USA.
Art has always been a great interest of Agneta’s, and she has always been fascinated by the life and work of famous artist like Monet and Matisse. The years spent in France certainly had a great impact in defining her career as an artist and designer. In addition to possessing great creativity and talent, Agneta has found inspiration during her travels over the world.
In 2006, Agneta discovered the beauty of the water-lily flower and green leaves in Jardin Marjoirelle, Yves Saint Laurent’s garden in Marrakech, and the painted Lily Ponds lines then became a signature of her art.
Fighting to prove herself as an artist, Agneta recognized the difficulty of “making ends meet.” She thus decided to combine her artistic side with her design talent to create a ceramic line. Agneta sold her first caffe latte cups from her summer house in the south of Sweden, before her work was discovered by companies such as IKEA, Habitat and R.O.O.M, for which she then created exclusive lines.
While raising her three children and fulfilling her primary role as a mother, Agneta has establish herself as an artist and a business woman. In 1995 Agneta Livijn AB was launched and soon after, both her ceramic line and art could be found at selected retailers and private collections in Europes, Japan and USA.
Agneta is now an internationally recognized artist and ceramic designer. The Broadway gallery in NYC is scheduled to display her extraordinary work “Lily Ponds” with a prestigious solo show exhibition the 16 -31 October 2010.
“When I wake up, your painting is glimmering against me in a combination of harmonie and movement that makes me happy and free, just as you are!” —-M.Johansson
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