Culture

Famous Artists from Norway

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.
  • Edvard Munch
    The Scream, Madonna, Vampire
    • Birthplace: Ådalsbruk, Løten, Norway
    • Associated periods or movements: Expressionism, Symbolist literature
    • Nationality: Norway
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
  • Odd Nerdrum
    Drifting, One Story Singer, Baby
    • Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
    • Nationality: Norway
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Harald Sohlberg
    Winter's Night in Rondane
    • Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
    • Associated periods or movements: Neo-romanticism
    • Nationality: Norway
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Frits Thaulow
    La Dordogne, A French River Landscape, Stream through a Village
    • Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
    • Associated periods or movements: Impressionism
    • Nationality: Norway
    • Art Forms: Painting
    • Birthplace: Mandal, Norway, Norway
    • Nationality: Norway
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
  • Hans Dahl
    Sognefjord Near Summer Home in Balestrand, By the Fjord, Fjord with sailing boat
    • Birthplace: Granvin, Norway
    • Nationality: Norway
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Hans Gude
    Nødhavn Ved Norskekysten
    • Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
    • Associated periods or movements: Düsseldorf school of painting
    • Nationality: Norway
  • Eilif Peterssen
    Portrait of Henrik Ibsen, Laksefiskeren
    • Birthplace: Norway
    • Nationality: Norway
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism
    • Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway
    • Nationality: Norway
  • Ask the Dust, Deadscapes
    • Nationality: Norway