Perhaps he wanted to give something 
back to the place where he had grown up. 
We simply don’t know.

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JONAS NÄTTERLUND

Today you can admire and scratch your head over many amazing works of art in Nätra and Sidensjö. The reason is due to a generous man, Jonas Nätterlund.

He was born in 1924 in the village of Rössjö in Sidensjö, the only child of Sigrid and Johan. From the early age of fourteen, after his father’s death, he helped his mother to run the farm.Jonas Nätterlund moved to Stockholm and lived in a bedsit on Kungsholmen. He was a typesetter at Dagens Nyheter and later Expressen. He remained there throughout his working life. Unknown to others, he invested money in stocks and shares, and this came to light in 1995 when Jonas Nätterlund died. He left a portfolio worth SEK 24 million and a will in favour of the former municipality of Nätra-Sidensjö, regarding the purchase of paintings and sculpture.Perhaps Jonas Nätterlund became very interested in art during his lifetime. Perhaps he wanted to give something back to the place where he had grown up. We simply don’t know.

But we do know that his generous gift will give pleasure to generation after generation thanks to the memorial fund bearing the names of Sigrid, Johan and Jonas Nätterlund.The works of art form a cultural trail, leading from the Ulvön islands and along the beautiful valley of Nätraälven. The focal point of the valley is Herrgårdsparken, an art and nature park in Köpmanholmen. In Rössjö, further up the valley, Jonas’ childhood home still stands. The little farm was very tumbledown but has now been repaired by members of Rössjö by- och kulturförening, the local cultural association in Rössjö, and their work allows it to be kept open to the public.

"Perhaps Jonas Nätterlund 
became very interested 
in art during his lifetime"

In order to make known my last wishes, if I should die without direct heirs, I hereby declare in this will that, on my death, my entire estate shall be invested in a fund called “The Sigrid, Johan and Jonas Nätterlund Memorial Fund”. The fund shall benefit the Municipality of Sidensjö-Nätra in the County of Västernorrland and shall be used by the said municipality for the purchase of paintings and sculptures, with the purpose of decorating public buildings and spaces
STOCKHOLM, 25/9 1961

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ÖRNSKÖLDSVIKS MUSEUM KONSTHALL LÄROVERKSGATAN 1
891 88 ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK PHONE +46 660 886 00
E-MAIL : anders.thorsen@ornskoldsvik.se