Wilhelm Ludwig Wik (1897-1987) was born in Bastad, south of Sweden, the 25 of September of 1897.
Wik studied at the Carl Wilhelmson painting school in Stockholm before attending the Westminster School of Art in London for one year (at 1924). He then moved to Paris where he attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and, between 1930 and 1932, studied with the French sculptor, painter and writer André Lhote (1885-1962). It was during his time with André Lhote that Wik met and later married the artist (and fellow student) Laila Prytz (1907-1982).
His individual exhibitions have been in Malmö, Södertälje or the Galleri Gummesons in Stockholm among others. This latest gallery of contemporary art is one of the most important in Scandinavia.
Examples of Wik's work can be found in the collections of the National Museum and the Modern Museum in Stockholm and the Tessin Institute (also known as the Culturel Suédois Center), a museum in Paris dedicated to the history of Franco-Swedish artistic exchanges.