Erik Werenskiold - the great Norwegian artist from the city of Kongsvinger

  • Culture
  • 01.03.2023

Erik WerenskioldVisit the childhood home to one of Norways most beloved artists at the fortress of Kongsvinger. His father was commander in chief on the fortress from 1859 to 1878. Experience orginal works and enjoy the sourooundings that inspired him to draw nisser and trolls - key elements in the Norwegian cultural heritage.The painter and drawer Erik Theodor Werenskiold (1855–1938) is in pratucular known for his illustrations to the Norwegian Fairytales by Asbjørnsen & Moe, the edition published 1896 - 99 of Heimskringla written by Snorre Sturlasson and several paintings exhibited in the National Gallery in Oslo theramongst "A farmers funeral" , "Girls from Telemark" and a portrait of the pianoplayer Erika Nissen (also from Kongsvinger). The works of Werenskiold is also to be found on different stamps and bank notes.Erik Werenskiold found a lot of inspiration to his works growing up at the fortress. Today you can vist Kongsvinger Museum where they have an exhibition about the development of the city of Kongsvinger and Erik Werenskiold from his birth in 1855 and up to 1905..

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    Lars Ovlien
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