ATELIER 17 PARIS was shown in Södertälje konsthalls low section and cabinet at the same time as Lars Hillersberg upstairs at Södertälje konsthall.
ATELIER 17 PARIS is described as the most important graphic workshops of the twentieth century. S.W. Hayter has been its leader since its opening in 1927. Artists from around the world visited the studio to experiment and develop in graphic technology. Some visitors at the first period were Picasso, Miro, Giacometti, Max Ernst, Chagall and others. At the outbreak of World War II, the studio was moved to New York. Now European artists who were in exile received training here together with American colleagues. During this second period, the studio was visited by Dali, Matta, Pollock, De Kooning and others. In 1950, the studio was back in Paris with its dynamic leader S.W. Hayter in the lead.
SW Hayter was shown with 22 artists from 15 countries. Color graphics in different techniques.
Sources: ATELIER 17 PARIS (from Danish),Södertälje konsthalls archive material, compiled by: Anneli Karlsson.