Norwegian Masters

Edvard Munch. 
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The Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was a pioneer of the Expressionist movement. Munch was born on 12 December 1863 in Løten in Hedmark county. The early deaths of his mother and eldest sister, his own sickliness, and his father’s religious inclinations made a lasting impression on him and gave rise to the sense of restless soul-searching that characterises his art. Read more

Kompozytor Edward Grieg. 
Photo: Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen.

Edvard Grieg was born in Bergen on 15 June 1843. During his life, he gained worldwide recognition as a composer. Although small in stature, he had a great artistic heart that beat for justice, truth and solidarity. He sought to build up a strong national Norwegian culture by refining Norwegian folk music. Today, many Norwegians, and many foreigners, consider Grieg’s music to be an integral part... Read more

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906) is one of the very greatest names in world literature. He was a central figure in the modern break-through in the intellectual life of Europe, and is considered the fathe...