Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) was a ground breaking Swedish artist and pioneer of abstract art. Born in Stockholm, she challenged the artistic norms of her time, exploring spirituality, mysticism, and the invisible world through her art.
Hilma af Klint’s works were characterized by bold colours, intricate geometric shapes, and symbolic motifs. In the early 20th century, she created an extensive body of abstract paintings, primarily influenced by her deep interest in Theosophy and spiritualism. However, her revolutionary art remained largely unrecognized during her lifetime, as she kept her works hidden from the public eye.
It was only after her death that her extraordinary contributions to abstract art were discovered and celebrated, solidifying her as a visionary and one of the pioneering female artists of the 20th century.