Patrik Graham: Bagels and Other Portraits. An exhibition of works by acclaimed Swedish portrait painter Patrik Graham opens at Trygve Lie Gallery, 317 East 52nd St., NY.
Yet another exhibition curated by Elfi von Kantzow Alvin and Anita Alvin Nilert under the umbrella of American Scandinavian Society, 212-751-0714. The exhibition, through March 27, opens with a reception on February 20, 6-8 p.m.. For more info, see Patrik Graham Bagels and Other Portraits, Opening Reception

The Trygve Lie Gallery is located in the Norwegian Seamen's Church in New York, on 317 East 52nd St. For more info on the venue, see Trygve Lie Gallery at 'Sjřmannskirken' New York


Elfi von Kantzow Alvin, who's masterminded the art program at the American Scandinavian Society since its inception [by her] has been curator of more than 60 Scandinavian art exhibits in New York, presenting 250 artists to the area. More on Alvin: Lifetime Achievement Award for Elfi von Kantzow Alvin

Arguably Sweden’s best living portrait painter, Patrik Graham captures the iconic New York bagel with the gravitas of Old Master portraiture and a pop art sense of the ordinary.

Patrik was honed in the most rigorous of schools in Florence dedicated to portraiture in the tradition of Velazquez and Titian. Patrik spent his childhood in Kenya and India, before the family returned to Sweden. He currently divides his time between New York, Sweden and wherever his portrait commissions take him.