Barbro Nilsson (1899 – 1982) was a Swedish Textile Designer. She was born in Malmö.
Between 1913-17, she studied weaving, at Brunsson Vavskola, under Johanna Brunsson and Alma Jakobsson. Between 1917-20, at the Konstfackskolan and Tekniska Skolan, Stockholm.
1920-24, Hogre Konstindustrielle Skolan, Stockholm.
1919-41, she was an instructor at Brunssons Vavskola.
1924-25, she was the director and chief instructor (with Maria Nordenfelt) at the Crafts and Design Seminarium in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1924-25, instructor at the Kunstindustrie Skolan, Kunstindustrie Dags-kolan, and Kunstindustrie Aftonskolan in Stockholm, and visiting instructor at the Konstfackskolan, Stockholm, and Kunsthandvaer-kerskolen, Copenhagen.
In 1927, she set up her own workshop in Stockholm. 1942-71, she was artistic director of the AB Marta Måås-Fjetterstrom in Bastad, the position she assumed after the death of Måås-Fjetterstrom.
She received the 1948 Litteris et Artibus Medal and the 1954 Prince Eugen Medal. Her work was included in the 1954-57 USA ‘Design in Scandinavia’ travelling exhibition, 1955 ‘H 55’ exhibition in Hälsingborg, and 1958 ‘Formes Scandinaves’ at the Paris Musee des Arts Decoratifs.
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