The Board of FfGK, The Swedish Fine Art Print Society

In 1887 the original board of FfGK was comprised of ten gentlemen, two of whom were artists. It was not until 1975 that the gender perspective was addressed and the first woman board member was elected, the artist Kristina Munklinde.

The current Board Members are:
Björn Krestesen (Artist, Chairman)
Mikael Kihlman (Artist, Vice Chairman)
Roland Ljungberg (Artist, Secretary)
Lea Ahmed Jussilainen (Artist)
Jordi Arkö (Artist)
Jenny Olsson (Artist)
Erik Jung (Member registrar)
Lea Ahmed Jussilainen (Artist)
Benny Weinebrandt (Economist)
Birgitta Zachrison (Keeper of the Collection, Nationalmuseum).
John Rasimus (Artist)

Honorary members:
The British Museum, London
H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf
Grafiska Sällskapet, The Swedish Printmakers’ Association
Jan Kronholm
Karl Haskel(deceased 2019)

Chairmen of the Board from 1887-2017:
1887-1900 Gustaf Upmark (1844-1900), art historian, director of Nationalmuseum from 1880-1900
1900-1913 Mårten Sondén (1846-1913), botanist, art collector
1913-1914 John Kruse (1865-1914), curator of the Print Department, Nationalmuseum
1914-1949 Thorsten Laurin (1875-1954), acting director of P. A. Norstedt & Sons Publishers
1949-1955 Axel Gauffin (1877-1964) director of Nationalmuseum
1955-1958 Emil Johanson-Thor (1889-1958), artist, head of the Etching School, the Swedish Royal Academy of Fine Arts
1958-1963 Ragnar Hoppe (1885-1967), Head Curator, Nationalmuseum
1963-1965 Selim Karlebo (1892-1992), PhD in technology, art collector
1965-1972 Gunnar Jungmarker (1902-1983) Head Curator and Director of the Print Department, Nationalmuseum
1972-1988 Philip von Schantz (1928-1998), artist, Professor in Printmaking, the Royal College of Art
1988-1995 Carl Molin (1919-2012), Professor of Dentistry, art critic
1995-2011 Karl Haskel (1935-2019) cultural journalist, writer
2011-2017 Rachelle Puryear (b. 1947), artist, art historian, translator
2017- Björn Krestesen (b. 1951) artist