18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor Level 2, NGV International
Born in Paris to the Finnish artist and sculptor Felix Nylund, Gunnar Nylund brought a wide range of styles and influences to his long and remarkable career in ceramics. He trained in Denmark as an architect and then as a ceramicist before joining the Danish ceramic firm Bing and Grøndahl in 1926. He later ran an independent ceramic studio with Nathalie Krebs before moving back to Sweden in 1931 to assume the artistic directorship of Rörstrand, where he remained until 1958. In 1959 Nylund returned to Denmark to direct the small factory Nymolle.