Kjellin was born in Borås, southern Sweden, in 1914. He studied briefly at the Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm between 1923 and 1924, but otherwise he was self-taught. His first solo exhibition was at the Borås Art Museum in 1943. He then exhibited at the Galerie Moderne ‘Modern konst i Hemmiljö’ (Modern Art in the Home) exhibition in Stockholm in 1944 and at the Lorensbergs art salon in Gothenburg in 1945 and 1955. He exhibited in Malmö in 1947 and then at the Gummeson Gallery in Stockholm in 1949 and 1955 as then again at Borås Art Museum in 1956. Kjellin travelled throughout Europe, many of his landscapes were painted in Italy and Spain (Ibiza). Examples of Kjellin’s work can be seen at the Borås Art Association collections and Borås City Hall.
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