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Famous Artists from Norway

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List of the most popular artists from Norway, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Norwegian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Norwegian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

With artists ranging from Rolf Aamot to August Schneider, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Norway?" and "Who are the most well-known Norwegian artists?"

For further information on these historic Norwegian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Norwegian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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  • Edvard Munch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Edvard Munch

    The Scream, Madonna

    BirthplaceÅdalsbruk, Løten, Norway

    Associated periods or movementsExpressionism, Symbolist literature

    NationalityNorway

    Art FormsSculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

    Edvard Munch ( MUUNK, Norwegian: [ˈɛdvɑʈ ˈmʊŋk] (listen); 12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944)... more on Wikipedia

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  • Odd Nerdrum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Odd Nerdrum

    Drifting, One Story Singer

    BirthplaceHelsingborg, Sweden

    Associated periods or movementsContemporary art

    NationalityNorway

    Art FormsPainting

    Odd Nerdrum (born 8 April 1944) is a Swedish-born, Norwegian figurative painter whose work is... more on Wikipedia
  • Stephan Sinding is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
    Stephan Abel Sinding (4 August 1846 – 23 January 1922) was a Norwegian-Danish sculptor. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Amaldus Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
    Amaldus Clarin Nielsen (23 May 1838 – 10 December 1932) was a Norwegian painter.
  • Harald Sohlberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Harald Sohlberg

    Winter's Night in Rondane

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    Associated periods or movementsNeo-romanticism

    NationalityNorway

    Art FormsPainting

    Harald Oskar Sohlberg (29 September 1869 – 19 June 1935) was a Norwegian Neo-romantic painter.
  • Christian Skredsvig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Christian Skredsvig

    Christian Skredsvig (12 March 1854 – 19 January 1924) was a Norwegian painter and writer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Frits Thaulow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Frits Thaulow

    La Dordogne, A French River Landscape

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    Associated periods or movementsImpressionism

    NationalityNorway

    Art FormsPainting

    Frits Thaulow (20 October 1847 – 5 November 1906) was a Norwegian Impressionist painter, best... more on Wikipedia
  • Petter Hegre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
    Petter Hegre is a Norwegian photographer, known for his nude photography of women.
  • Svein Krøvel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
    Svein Krøvel (12 May 1946 – 29 December 2011) was a Norwegian cinematographer, known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Gustav Vigeland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    BirthplaceMandal, Norway, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Art FormsSculpture

    Gustav Vigeland (11 April 1869 – 12 March 1943), born as Adolf Gustav Thorsen, was a Norwegian... more on Wikipedia
  • Hans Dahl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Hans Dahl

    Sognefjord Near Summer Home in Balestrand, By the Fjord

    BirthplaceGranvin, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Art FormsPainting

    Hans Dahl (19 February 1849 – 27 July 1937) was a Norwegian painter. Hans Dahl was famous for... more on Wikipedia
  • Hans Gude is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Hans Gude

    Nødhavn Ved Norskekysten

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    Associated periods or movementsDüsseldorf school of painting

    NationalityNorway

    Hans Fredrik Gude (13 March 1825 – 17 August 1903) was a Norwegian romanticist painter and is... more on Wikipedia
  • Eilif Peterssen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Eilif Peterssen

    Portrait of Henrik Ibsen, Laksefiskeren

    BirthplaceNorway

    NationalityNorway

    Art FormsPainting

    Hjalmar Eilif Emanuel Peterssen (September 4, 1852 – December 29, 1928) was a Norwegian... more on Wikipedia
  • Erik Werenskiold is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
    Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) was a Norwegian painter and... more on Wikipedia
  • August Schneider is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    August Schneider

    Gerhard August Schneider (6 January 1842 - 14 January 1873) was a Norwegian artist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Kjartan Slettemark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Kjartan Slettemark

    Kjartan Slettemark (6 August 1932, Naustdal, Norway – 13 December 2008, Stockholm, Sweden) was... more on Wikipedia
  • Adolph Tidemand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Adolph Tidemand

    Adolph Tidemand (14 August 1814 – 8 August 1876) was a noted Norwegian romantic nationalism... more on Wikipedia
  • Rolf Aamot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
    Rolf Aamot (born in Bergen on 28 September 1934) is a Norwegian painter, film director,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ingar Dragset is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Ingar Dragset

    Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism

    BirthplaceTrondheim, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Ingar Dragset (born 1968) is a Norwegian artist who collaborates with Danish artist Michael...
  • Anders Beer Wilse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
    Anders Beer Wilse (12 June 1865 – 21 February 1949) was a Norwegian photographer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Bjørn Opsahl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Bjørn Opsahl

    Ask the Dust, Deadscapes

    NationalityNorway

    Bjorn Opsahl is a Norwegian photographer, director and lecturer from Oslo. Opsahl debuted as... more on Wikipedia
  • Marianne Aulie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Norway

    Marianne Aulie

    Marianne Aulie (born 23 October 1971 in Lørenskog) is a Norwegian painter and former... more on Wikipedia
  • Hariton Pushwagner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
    Terje Brofos (2 May 1940 – 24 April 2018), better known by stage name Hariton Pushwagner, was... more on Wikipedia
  • Stian Heimlund Skjæveland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
    Stian Heimlund Skjæveland (born November 19, 1973 in Stavanger) is a Norwegian... more on Wikipedia
  • Shabana Rehman Gaarder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
    Shabana Rehman Gaarder (Urdu: شبانه رحمان‎; born 14 July 1976) is a Pakistani-Norwegian... more on Wikipedia
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