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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?"

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Edvard Munch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
The Scream, Madonna, Vampire Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly ...more

Odd Nerdrum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Drifting, One Story Singer, Baby Odd Nerdrum, is a Norwegian figurative painter. Themes and style in Nerdrum's work reference anecdote and narrative. Primary influences by the painters Rembrandt and Caravaggio help place his ...more

Stephan Sinding is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Stephan Abel Sinding was a Norwegian-Danish sculptor. He moved to Copenhagen in 1883 and had his breakthrough the same year. In 1890 he obtained Danish citizenship. In 1910 he settled in Paris ...more

Amaldus Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Amaldus Clarin Nielsen was a Norwegian painter.

Harald Sohlberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Winter's Night in Rondane Harald Oskar Sohlberg was a Norwegian Neo-romantic painter.

Christian Skredsvig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Christian Skredsvig Christian Skredsvig was a Norwegian painter and writer. He is especially well known for his picturesque paintings.

Frits Thaulow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
La Dordogne, A French River Landscape, Stream through a Village Frits Thaulow was a Norwegian impressionist painter, best known for his naturalistic depictions of landscape.

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 was a Norwegian cinematographer, known for his collaborations with director Knut Erik Jensen and Petter Næss. Krøvel worked on both documentaries and feature ...more

Gustav Vigeland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Spitfire Gustav Vigeland, né Adolf Gustav Thorsen, was a Norwegian sculptor. Gustav Vigeland occupies a special position among Norwegian sculptors, both in the power of his creative imagination ...more

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, Fjord with sailing boat Hans Dahl was a Norwegian painter. Hans Dahl was famous for his paintings of Norwegian fjords and surrounding landscapes.

Hans Gude is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Hans Gude Nødhavn Ved Norskekysten Hans Fredrik Gude was a Norwegian romanticist painter and is considered along with Johan Christian Dahl to be one of Norway's foremost landscape painters. He has been called a mainstay of ...more

Eilif Peterssen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Eilif Peterssen Portrait of Henrik Ibsen, Laksefiskeren Hjalmar Eilif Emanuel Peterssen was a Norwegian painter.

Erik Werenskiold is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Erik Theodor Werenskiold was a Norwegian painter and illustrator. He is especially known for his drawings for the Asbjørnsen and Moe collection of Norske Folkeeventyr, and his ...more

August Schneider is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
August Schneider Gerhard August Schneider was a Norwegian artist and collector of folk tales.

Kjartan Slettemark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Kjartan Slettemark Kjartan Slettemark was a Norwegian-Swedish artist.

Adolph Tidemand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Adolph Tidemand Adolph Tidemand was a noted Norwegian romantic nationalism painter. Among his best known paintings are Haugianerne and Brudeferd i Hardanger, painted in collaboration with Hans Gude.

Rolf Aamot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Rolf Aamot is a Norwegian painter, film director, photographer and tonal-image composer. Since the 1950s, Aamot has been a pioneer within the field of electronic painting, exploring the emerging ...more

Ingar Dragset is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism Ingar Dragset (born 1968) is a Norwegian artist who collaborates with Danish artist Michael Elmgreen.

Anders Beer Wilse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Anders Beer Wilse was a Norwegian photographer whose photography visually documented Norway in the early to mid-20th century. Wilse was born in Flekkefjord, but grew up in Kragerø and ...more

Bjørn Opsahl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Bjørn Opsahl Ask the Dust, Deadscapes Bjorn Opsahl is a Norwegian photographer, director and lecturer from Oslo. Opsahl debuted as an artist with the exhibition "Deadscapes" in 2005 at the Henie Onstad Art Centre, and ...more

Marianne Aulie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Marianne Aulie Marianne Aulie is a Norwegian painter and former model. Aulie met Aune Sand, and helped him with a movie called Dis in Cairo. Aulie was more or less taken into the Sand family of artists. With ...more

Hariton Pushwagner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Hariton Pushwagner is the artist pseudonym of Terje Brofos, a Norwegian pop art artist.

Stian Heimlund Skjæveland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Stian Heimlund Skjæveland is a Norwegian representational painter in the figurative tradition who also draws in black and white. He is inspired by the horizon, geometry and the tension ...more

Shabana Rehman Gaarder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Shabana Rehman Gaarder is a Norwegian stand-up comedian, writer and columnist.

A K Dolven is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
A K Dolven A. K. Dolven is a Norwegian artist. Working in several mediums she has been most noted for her painting and video art. She lives in London and Lofoten, Norway.

Espen Aarseth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Espen J. Aarseth is a figure in the fields of video game studies and electronic literature. Aarseth was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1965 and completed his doctorate at the Department of ...more

Anne Helene Gjelstad is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Anne Helene Gjelstad Anne Helene Gjelstad is a Norwegian photographer and fashion designer. As a photographer, she mainly works with portraits, fashion and documentary, but also with interiors, products and ...more

Dagfin Werenskiold is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Dagfin Werenskiold was a Norwegian sculptor and painter. He was born in Bærum as son of Norwegian painter and illustrator Erik Werenskiold, and brother of geologist Werner Werenskiold. He ...more

Kjell Erik Killi Olsen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Kjell Erik Killi Olsen Kjell Erik Killi Olsen is a Norwegian painter and sculptor. He is primarily known for characteristic artwork, frequently depicting humanoid, grotesque, sexual and humorous figures of fantasy.

Håvard Homstvedt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Håvard Homstvedt Håvard Homstvedt is a Norwegian artist.

Viel Bjerkeset Andersen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Viel Bjerkeset Andersen Viel Bjerkeset Andersen is a Norwegian artist noted for her outdoor installations and photography, especially related to public buildings and structures. Bjerkeset Andersen grew up in ...more

Vebjørn Sand is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Vebjørn Sand Vebjørn Sand is a Norwegian painter and artist. He is known for his paintings as well as his public arts projects, such as the Da Vinci Project, and the Kepler star monument at Oslo ...more

Natalie Holland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Natalie Holland Natalie Radina Holland is a Russian-born contemporary artist, formerly based in Norway and now working in England.

Kristin Lodoen Linder is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Kristin Lodoen Linder Kristin Lodoen or Kristin Linder is a Norwegian photographer, visual artist, dancer and choreographer. Linder studied photography at International Center of Photography, part-time studies, New ...more

Bård Løken is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Norway
Bård Løken Bård Løken is a Norwegian photographer, living in Elverum. He has worked as a photographer since 1985. He has taken pictures for a number of books, and worked with some of Norway's ...more