bergen art museum


Doffen asleep (1878), portrait of Norwegian writer Gustav Adolph (Doffen) Dahl, by his friend Erik Werenskiold (1855-1938).  Dahl died young and his production was thin and long forgotten, his memory lives on mostly through this portrait of the young bohemian artist that he was. In the collection of the Bergen Art Museum.                          

View from Vågå

Halfdan Egedius is one of the most intriguing figures in Norwegian art  for the immense promise of his talent as a painter and illustrator, largely left unfulfilled by his death at age 21. The above picture was painted when he was 17, during a notable summer camp for artists that took place at Vågå in 1894. In the collection of the Bergen Art Museum (Rasmus Meyers Samlinger).