Theme/Style Figurative art, still lifes, modernist landscapes
Media Oils, sculptures, woodcarvings
Artistic Focus Emil Janel was a master wood carver by any standard. He created lifelike grizzled old men engaged in conversation, boxers engaged in the fight of their lifetime, beautiful Art Deco women, and even self contained figures carefully carved within a larger piece of wood serving as a framework for the figures inside. And his artistic talents were not limited to his remarkable carving abilities. Janel was a painter with a very modernist palette, using bright, even luminous, colors to create imaginative and well-composed landscape and still life paintings.
• Emil Janel was born in Orsa, Sweden in 1897.
He began whittling at age six, and by 1921 was exhibiting his work in
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