Carl Johan De Geer

Carl Johan De Geer

Baron Carl Johan Louis De Geer af Finspång is a Swedish artist, writer, musician and friherre of the De Geer noble family. Carl Johan De Geer grew up in a castle in Skåne, in southern Sweden. He broke with his bourgeois background and became a leftist artist, and studied at Konstfack, University College of Art, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. He also exposed his grandmother's Nazi sympathies in a film called Mormor, Hitler och jag. Most radical and provoking at that time was his 1967 painting of a burning Swedish Flag with the words KUKEN and "Skända flaggan" written on it. The painting was shown in an art gallery, but was immediately apprehended by the ... more on Wikipedia

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