Stig Sandberg was born in Boden and became, despite his short life, one of the most influential artists of the Boden School. He was given the opportunity to study for Isaac Grünewald, for two years, in Stockholm and then went on to work as a drawing teacher in Boden and Piteå. Sandberg was later influenced by Västerbotten painter Helge Linden and his purist, detail scarce paintings in subdued colour range.
In order to further explore and learn more he went on field trips to France and Spain during the 1940’s and 50’s. Sandberg then, in his turn, influenced the young Boden artists who took his evening painting classes.
Having found his characteristic for his painting at an early stage already, Sandberg’s motives though were of a more varying kind. He enjoyed painting humans in interior or landscape settings but also portrays (including self portrays), still lifes and mere landscapes. In addition he produced ceramic work and drawings. Stig Sandberg is, amongst others, represented at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.