3. Einar Enblom - Vintermotiv fra Sveits

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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4. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Til Villa Breim

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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5. Einar Enblom - Landskap

(1900-1936) 

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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6. Einar Enblom - Blått bilde

(1900-1936) 

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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7. Ben Blessum - Balderhagen

(1877-1954)

Blessum was born in Marstein in Romsdal.

He was a painter and engaged in the tourist industry as well. He lives most of his life in USA where he managed in Norwegian State Railroad's travel office in New York from 1923 to 1936.

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8. Ben Blessum - Fridtjof's avskjed

(1877-1954)

Blessum was born in Marstein in Romsdal. He was a painter and engaged in the tourist industry as well.

He lives most of his life in USA where he managed in NOrwegian State Railroad's travel office in New York from 1923 to 1936.

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10. Hans Fredrik Gude - Laksetrappa v/ Skaasheim

(1825-1903)

Gude was in Balestrand for the first time in 1845. Together with Tiedemann he crated the painting "Brudeferden i Hardanger" and "Ligfærden ved Sognefjorden". Gude painted the landscapes and Tiedeman painted the persons. In 1849 Gude was commissioned by HM King Oscar 1 to contribute to the decoration of Oscarhall in Oslo. He used motives from Balestrand and Sogn in many of his paintings. He died in Berlin.

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11. Niels Müller - Frå Holmen

( - 1887)

Müller was born in Eiker in the district of Buskerud, and he was one of Gude's students from 1855 to 1857.

He painted several paintings from Balholmen, and these paintings are of course valued as local historical documents. He died in Dusseldorf.

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15. Johannes Johannessen - Ole Kvikne

(1859 - 1929)

Johannessen was born in Bergen, but after he built a house in Balestrand, this is where he stayed most of the time. His house is perhaps the most beautiful of all in Balestrand.

As far as we know, Johannessen had no formal training as a painter. Many of his painting are now hanging in various houses in Balestrand, and they are highly valued.

He visited quite often with Adelsten Normann and Hans Dahl, and contributed to the rich artistic environment in Balestrand in the beginning of the century.

He died in Balestrand 67 years old and was buried by the Tjugum Church

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16. Johannes Johannessen - Kari Kvikne

(1859 - 1929) 

Johannessen was born in Bergen, but after he built a house in Balestrand, this is where he stayed most of the time.

His house is perhaps the most beautiful of all in Balestrand. As far as we know, Johannessen had no formal training as a painter. Many of his painting are now hanging in various houses in Balestrand, and they are highly valued.

He visited quite often with Adelsten Normann and Hans Dahl, and contributed to the rich artistic environment in Balestrand in the beginning of the century.

He died in Balestrand 67 years old and was buried by the Tjugum Church

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20. Lars Printz - Kvikne's Hotel

(1889 - 1968)

Printz was born in Nes in the district of Telemark. He studied in Kristiania(Oslo) with, amont others, Christian Krogh and Halfdan Strøm.

He lived in Balestrand for quite a long time and was well liked by the villagers.

There are a number of paintings by Printz in Houses in Balestrand.

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21. Hans Dahl - På fjorden

(1849 - 1937)

Hans Dahl was born in Granvin in Hardanger. Dahl studied in Berlin and lived in Balestrand. He married a German girl, Helena Bewer, with whom he had a son and a daughter.

From around 1880 new artistic styles made their entree both here and internationally. The romantic and neo.romantic traditions were on the way out, and for Hans Dahl, who was born into and artistic family of romantic tradition, these times were very difficult.

It is perhaps in the turbulence betwen different traditions that we find the most striking facets of this artist. Hans Dahl has no paintings Nasjonalgalleriet in Oslo, however.

Dahl was a good friend of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, and in 1910 he was appointed Royal Prussian Professor of Painting. Hans Dahl built Villa strandheim here in Balestrand, and lived here until he died in 1937. He is buried at the Tjugum cemetery here in Balestrand.

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22. Einar Enblom - Måneskin

(1900-1936) 

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter". We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar. He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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23. Einar Enblom - Frå Capri

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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24. Niels Müller - Esefjella med løe

( - 1887)

Müller was born in Eiker in the district of Buskerud, and he was one of Gude's students from 1855 to 1857. He painted several paintings from Balholmen, and these paintings are of course valued as local historical documents. He died in Dusseldorf.

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25. Hans Andreas Dahl - Mot Vik

(1881 - 1919)

Hans Andreas Dahl was the son of Prof. Hans Dahl and Helene Bewer. He was born in Düsseldorf and grew up in Berlin. Hans Andreas Dahl accompanied his parents on summer holidays to Norway and Balestrand, and we are quite certain that he was here for the first time in 1891.

He then stayed with his mother and sister at Kvikne's Hotel for 10 weeks. He had no formal art training, but many are of the opinion that as an artist he was better than his father was. In 1910 he built his own study just across from his father's house.

Around 1908 Hans Andreas Dahl married Lorna Bellew from England, with whom he had two sons, Francis and Eric. He contracted pneumonia in 1919 and died only 38 years old.

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26. Hans Dahl - Jente med rive

(1849 - 1937)

Hans Dahl was born in Granvin in Hardanger. Dahl studied in Berlin and lived in Balestrand. He married a German girl, Helena Bewer, with whom he had a son and a daughter.

From around 1880 new artistic styles made their entree both here and internationally. The romantic and neo.romantic traditions were on the way out, and for Hans Dahl, who was born into and artistic family of romantic tradition, these times were very difficult.

It is perhaps in the turbulence betwen different traditions that we find the most striking facets of this artist. Hans Dahl has no paintings Nasjonalgalleriet in Oslo, however.

Dahl was a good friend of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, and in 1910 he was appointed Royal Prussian Professor of Painting. Hans Dahl built Villa strandheim here in Balestrand, and lived here until he died in 1937.

He is buried at the Tjugum cemetery here in Balestrand.

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27. Einar Emblom - Frå Munken mot Ese

(1900 - 1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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29. Hans Andreas Dahl - Frå Kvamsøy

(1881 - 1919)

Hans Andreas Dahl was the son of Prof. Hans Dahl and Helene Bewer. He was born in Düsseldorf and grew up in Berlin. Hans Andreas Dahl accompanied his parents on summer holidays to Norway and Balestrand, and we are quite certain that he was here for the first time in 1891.

He then stayed with his mother and sister at Kvikne's Hotel for 10 weeks. He had no formal art training, but many are of the opinion that as an artist he was better than his father was. In 1910 he built his own study just across from his father's house.

Around 1908 Hans Andreas Dahl married Lorna Bellew from England, with whom he had two sons, Francis and Eric.

He contracted pneumonia in 1919 and died only 38 years old.

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30. Lars Printz - Hest og båt

(1889-1968)

Printz was born in Nes in the district of Telemark. He studied in Kristiania(Oslo) with, amont others, Christian Krogh and Halfdan Strøm.

He lived in Balestrand for quite a long time and was well liked by the villagers. There are a number of paintings by Printz in Houses in Balestrand.

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32. Einar Enblom - Esefjella

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods.

He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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33. Einar Enblom - Blått bilde frå Capri

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods.

He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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35. Adelsteen Normann - Frå Lærdalsøyri

(1848 - 1918)

Eilert Adelsteen Normann was born in 1848 in Bodin in Norway. He studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1869 to 1872 and his paintings belong to the Düsseldorf school of painting.
He studied with the Estonian painter Eugen Dücker.

Normann based himself in Berlin from 1883. His paintings were nearly always landscapes and invariably of the fjords of Norway where he would show the water combined with small houses and boats and steep mountainsides.

Normann lived at the same time as Edvard Munch who was a fellow countryman. In the early 1890s, Normann was based in Berlin where he was doing good business selling his paintings to hotel owners. 

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36. Franz Wilhelm Schiertz - Vid Bondhusbreen

(1813 - 1887)

Franz Wilhelm Schiertz(born 4. august 1813 in Leipzig; dead 6. october 1887 in Balestrand)was a deutsch-norwegian painter and architect.

Schiertz, the son of Johann Friedrich Elias Schiertz, was a student of Johan Christian Klausson Dahl(1788 - 1857) in Dresden and got fame as a landscape-painter.

In 1836 he was send to Norway to make architecture-drawings of the stavechurches in Borgund, Heddal and Urnes, which were shown in his works from 1837 about Norwegian tree-buildings.

In 1841 the stavechurch located at Vang in Valdres was sold to Friedrich Wilhelm IV. Schiertz got the task to document the transportation of the church and the rebuilding of it at Krummhubel in Niederschlesien(today Karparcz in Poland).

In 1856 he got married in Selje with Karen Sophie Reusch Koren(born 26. august 1832 in Bergen; dead 23. mars 1933), the daughter of Paul Schonevig Stub Koren and Henriette Christiana Rulfs.

He was a drawer for the Norwegian North-sea expedition 1876-78. He was also the drawing-teacher for Fridtjof Nansen and Ludvig Munthe. He was also Anders Askevold's teacher.

Schiertz grave is located at Tjugum graveyard in Balestrand.

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38. Einar Enblom - Frå Fjærland

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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40. Hans Andreas Dahl - Landskap

(1881 - 1919) 

Hans Andreas Dahl was the son of Prof. Hans Dahl and Helene Bewer. He was born in Düsseldorf and grew up in Berlin.

Hans Andreas Dahl accompanied his parents on summer holidays to Norway and Balestrand, and we are quite certain that he was here for the first time in 1891. He then stayed with his mother and sister at Kvikne's Hotel for 10 weeks.

He had no formal art training, but many are of the opinion that as an artist he was better than his father was. In 1910 he built his own study just across from his father's house.

Around 1908 Hans Andreas Dahl married Lorna Bellew from England, with whom he had two sons, Francis and Eric. He contracted pneumonia in 1919 and died only 38 years old.

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41. Hans Andreas Dahl - Landskap

(1881 - 1919)

Hans Andreas Dahl was the son of Prof. Hans Dahl and Helene Bewer. He was born in Düsseldorf and grew up in Berlin. Hans Andreas Dahl accompanied his parents on summer holidays to Norway and Balestrand, and we are quite certain that he was here for the first time in 1891.

He then stayed with his mother and sister at Kvikne's Hotel for 10 weeks. He had no formal art training, but many are of the opinion that as an artist he was better than his father was. In 1910 he built his own study just across from his father's house.

Around 1908 Hans Andreas Dahl married Lorna Bellew from England, with whom he had two sons, Francis and Eric.

He contracted pneumonia in 1919 and died only 38 years old.

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42. Håkon Kaulum - Frå Fjærland

(1863 - 1933)

Kaulum was born in Bergen and the first time Kaulum signed his name in the hotel's guest book was in 1897. He was particularly fascinated by Esefjella(the Esa Mountains), and eventually moved to Balestrand and built his house "Jotunheimen". Unfortunately the house was lost in an avalanche in 1928.

The year of 1928 was a year of disaster for Balestrand with numerous avalanches and loss of lives. When "Jotunheimen" was crushed by the snow the village lost not only a very unique structure, but all the pieces of art inside as well. He died in Kristiania(Now Oslo)

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43. Clarin Amaldus Nielsen - Frå Munken

(1838 - 1932)

Nielsen was born in Mandal and is usually considered to be a "Southern Norwegian" painter. He studied in Düsseldorf where Hans Gude was his teacher.

He travelled widely and developed a special interest in the fjords of the Western Norway. Nielsen is one of the many artists who put "Munkastova" in Munken on the canvas for eternity.

He did this particular painting in 1865, and professional ritics regard it as one of his best.

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44. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Hotellet 1890

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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45. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Gjestgiveriet 1877

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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46. Hans Dahl(1849 - 1937) - Skisser

Hans Dahl was born in Granvin in Hardanger. Dahl studied in Berlin and lived in Balestrand. He married a German girl, Helena Bewer, with whom he had a son and a daughter. From around 1880 new artistic styles made their entree both here and internationally. The romantic and neo.romantic traditions were on the way out, and for Hans Dahl, who was born into and artistic family of romantic tradition, these times were very difficult. It is perhaps in the turbulence betwen different traditions that we find the most striking facets of this artist. Hans Dahl has no paintings Nasjonalgalleriet in Oslo, however. Dahl was a good friend of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, and in 1910 he was appointed Royal Prussian Professor of Painting. Hans Dahl built Villa strandheim here in Balestrand, and lived here until he died in 1937. He is buried at the Tjugum cemetery here in Balestrand.

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47. Hans Dahl(1849 - 1937) - Skisser

Hans Dahl was born in Granvin in Hardanger. Dahl studied in Berlin and lived in Balestrand. He married a German girl, Helena Bewer, with whom he had a son and a daughter. From around 1880 new artistic styles made their entree both here and internationally. The romantic and neo.romantic traditions were on the way out, and for Hans Dahl, who was born into and artistic family of romantic tradition, these times were very difficult. It is perhaps in the turbulence betwen different traditions that we find the most striking facets of this artist. Hans Dahl has no paintings Nasjonalgalleriet in Oslo, however. Dahl was a good friend of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, and in 1910 he was appointed Royal Prussian Professor of Painting. Hans Dahl built Villa strandheim here in Balestrand, and lived here until he died in 1937. He is buried at the Tjugum cemetery here in Balestrand.

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48. Johannessen Johannes(1859 - 1929) - Esefjella

Johannessen was born in Bergen, but after he built a house in Balestrand, this is where he stayed most of the time. His house is perhaps the most beautiful of all in Balestrand. As far as we know, Johannessen had no formal training as a painter. Many of his paintings are now hanging in various houses in Balestrand, and they are highly valued. He visited quite often with Adelsten Normann and Hans Dahl, and contributed to the rich artistic environment in Balestrand in the beginning of this century. He died in Balestrand 67 years old and was buried  by the Tjugum Church.

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52. Johannes Grimelund - Fruktbl. med Rambera i bakgr.

(1842 - 1917)

Grimelund was born in Christiania(now Oslo) in 1842(died 25. october 1917 in Garche, France )and was a norwegian artist, son of bishop Andreas Grimelund

Grimelund studied in Christiania, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe and Paris.

He painted beautiful landscapes from Norway, France and other counteries.

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54. Alfred Heaton Cooper - The English Church

(1863–1929)

Cooper was born in Svinton, Lancashire and studied at the Westminster School of Art. Cooper came  to Normway for the first time in 1891, and we find his name in the Kvkne Hotel guest book on the date of November 15 of that year. Cooper became a true friend of Norway and built the house "Cooperhuset" here in Balestrand.

The house is in the old dragon style and is located behind the ticket office in the harbour. Cooper married Mathilde Marie Valentinsen from Ballestrand, with whom he had three chilldren.

Their son William became a painter like his father, and was also very fond of Balestrand. William's son Julian, is also a painter.

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55. Alfred Heaton Cooper - Fjordlandskap

(1863–1929)

Cooper was born in Svinton, Lancashire and studied at the Westminster School of Art. Cooper came  to Normway for the first time in 1891, and we find his name in the Kvkne Hotel guest book on the date of November 15 of that year. Cooper became a true friend of Norway and built the house "Cooperhuset" here in Balestrand.

The house is in the old dragon style and is located behind the ticket office in the harbour. Cooper married Mathilde Marie Valentinsen from Ballestrand, with whom he had three chilldren.

Their son William became a painter like his father, and was also very fond of Balestrand. William's son Julian, is also a painter.

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56. Alfred Heaton Cooper - Fjordlandskap m/båt

(1863–1929)

Cooper was born in Svinton, Lancashire and studied at the Westminster School of Art. Cooper came  to Normway for the first time in 1891, and we find his name in the Kvkne Hotel guest book on the date of November 15 of that year. Cooper became a true friend of Norway and built the house "Cooperhuset" here in Balestrand.

The house is in the old dragon style and is located behind the ticket office in the harbour. Cooper married Mathilde Marie Valentinsen from Ballestrand, with whom he had three chilldren.

Their son William became a painter like his father, and was also very fond of Balestrand. William's son Julian, is also a painter.

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58. Alfred Heaton Cooper - Frå Scottland

(1863–1929)

Cooper was born in Svinton, Lancashire and studied at the Westminster School of Art. Cooper came  to Normway for the first time in 1891, and we find his name in the Kvkne Hotel guest book on the date of November 15 of that year. Cooper became a true friend of Norway and built the house "Cooperhuset" here in Balestrand.

The house is in the old dragon style and is located behind the ticket office in the harbour. Cooper married Mathilde Marie Valentinsen from Ballestrand, with whom he had three chilldren.

Their son William became a painter like his father, and was also very fond of Balestrand. William's son Julian, is also a painter.

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59. Alfred Heaton Cooper - Frå Esefjorden

(1863–1929)

Cooper was born in Svinton, Lancashire and studied at the Westminster School of Art. Cooper came  to Normway for the first time in 1891, and we find his name in the Kvkne Hotel guest book on the date of November 15 of that year. Cooper became a true friend of Norway and built the house "Cooperhuset" here in Balestrand.

The house is in the old dragon style and is located behind the ticket office in the harbour. Cooper married Mathilde Marie Valentinsen from Ballestrand, with whom he had three chilldren.

Their son William became a painter like his father, and was also very fond of Balestrand. William's son Julian, is also a painter.

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60. Alfred Heaton Cooper - Skogsmotiv

(1863–1929)

Cooper was born in Svinton, Lancashire and studied at the Westminster School of Art. Cooper came  to Normway for the first time in 1891, and we find his name in the Kvkne Hotel guest book on the date of November 15 of that year. Cooper became a true friend of Norway and built the house "Cooperhuset" here in Balestrand.

The house is in the old dragon style and is located behind the ticket office in the harbour. Cooper married Mathilde Marie Valentinsen from Ballestrand, with whom he had three chilldren.

Their son William became a painter like his father, and was also very fond of Balestrand. William's son Julian, is also a painter.

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61. Alfred Heaton Cooper - Skogsmotiv m/ elv

(1863–1929)

Cooper was born in Svinton, Lancashire and studied at the Westminster School of Art. Cooper came  to Normway for the first time in 1891, and we find his name in the Kvkne Hotel guest book on the date of November 15 of that year. Cooper became a true friend of Norway and built the house "Cooperhuset" here in Balestrand.

The house is in the old dragon style and is located behind the ticket office in the harbour. Cooper married Mathilde Marie Valentinsen from Ballestrand, with whom he had three chilldren.

Their son William became a painter like his father, and was also very fond of Balestrand. William's son Julian, is also a painter.

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62. Printz Lars(1889 - 1968) - Hus v/ fjord

Printz was born in Nes in the district of Telemark. He studied in Kristiania(Oslo) with, amont others, Christian Krogh and Halfdan Strøm. He lived in Balestrand for quite a long time and was well liked by the villagers. There are a number of paintings by Printz in Houses in Balestrand.

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65. Ferdinand Kjerulf Tranaas - Kvinneportrett

(1887-1932)

Tranaas grew up in Førde in Norway, he lived most of his life in Stryn, Nordfjord, and lived out his last years in Lillyhammer. He was a man of many talents, he was a promising painter and wrote three books from 1900 - 1910.

Tranaas held several lectures at his stay in København in studentsocieties and artist-associations. He also painted several dramatic figurecompositions("For sent 1905" and "Jernbyrden 1920"), and landscapemotifs from the North and Sunnfjord where he did his naturestuides.

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66. Einar Enblom - Slaktarbui

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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67. Johan Fahlstrøm - Sigurd Kvikne, D.E.

(1887-1932)

Johan Peter Broust Fahlstrøm (30 August 1867–28 July 1938) was one of Norway's leading male actor before World War I.

Johan Fahlstrøm was born in Trondheim, Norway. He debuted as an actor at theChristiania Theatre in 1887 in the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Fahlström was employed at Christiania Theater from 1887-1897 and at the National Theatre from 1899-1903.

In 1889, Johan Fahlstrøm was married to actress Alma Isabella Bosse, who was the sister of actress Harriet Bosse 

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69. Einar Enblom - Frå Tjugum

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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70. Adelsteen Normann(1848 - 1918) - Kvikne's Hotel

Eilert Adelsteen Normann was born in 1848 in Bodin in Norway. He studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1869 to 1872 and his paintings belong to the Düsseldorf school of painting.
He studied with the Estonian painter Eugen Dücker.

Normann based himself in Berlin from 1883. His paintings were nearly always landscapes and invariably of the fjords of Norway where he would show the water combined with small houses and boats and steep mountainsides.

Normann lived at the same time as Edvard Munch who was a fellow countryman. In the early 1890s, Normann was based in Berlin where he was doing good business selling his paintings to hotel owners. 

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73. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Slaktarbui

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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75. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Stilleben

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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76. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Stilleben

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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77. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Stilleben

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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78. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Utsikt mot Vindreken

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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79. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Utmarksløe

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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81. Einar Enblom - Frå Ese

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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84. Einar Enblom - Høst

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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89. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Stilleben

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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90. Einar Enblom - Vintermotiv

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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91. Einar Enblom - Mot Bleia

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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92. Knut Rumohr(1916 - 2002) - Komposisjon, 3 bilder

Knut Rumohr was born in Frønningen in Sognefjorden. Except for periods of varying duration in Oslo, Rumohr has lived in Sogn all his life. Rumohr is regarded as equally accomplished at drawing, graphic art and painting. With his unique choice of colours and very personal artistic style, he is perhaps the best known recognised artist in Sogn to day. He is well known in Norway and abroad, and he is represented in numerous recognised museums and art galleries.

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95. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Kvikne's Hotel 1913

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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96. Aase Kvikne Bjordal - Fjordbotn

(1921 - 2009 )

Bjordal is born and bred in Balestrand, and her parents are Sigurd and Marta Kvikne who owned Kvikne's Hotel. She is educated at "Statens Håndverks - og kunstindustriskole" in Oslo, "Vestlandske kunstakademi" in Bergen and at the "Bergen kunsthandverkskole".

Bjordal found her motives in the old village environment where she employs various techniques such as water tinting, etching and others, with considerable success.

She has been commissioned for several decorative works and has had several exhibitions.

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101. Einar Enblom - Mot Veganeset

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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103. Alfred Heaton Cooper - Landsbymotiv

(1863–1929)

Cooper was born in Svinton, Lancashire and studied at the Westminster School of Art. Cooper came  to Normway for the first time in 1891, and we find his name in the Kvkne Hotel guest book on the date of November 15 of that year.

Cooper became a true friend of Norway and built the house "Cooperhuset" here in Balestrand. The house is in the old dragon style and is located behind the ticket office in the harbour. Cooper married Mathilde Marie Valentinsen from Ballestrand, with whom he had three chilldren.

Their son William became a painter like his father, and was also very fond of Balestrand. William's son Julian, is also a painter.

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104. Einar Enblom - Samuelstova

(1900-1936)

Emblom was Swedish and was born in Stockholm. Despite his Swedish background, Emblom is correctly described as a "Balholm-painter".

We know that Emblom stayed in Balestrand for several long periods. He became a good friend of Sigurd Kvikne(the elder), and the rest of the Kvikne family called him Uncle Einar.

He stayed in Balestrand during the summer and in Switzerland during the winter, where he died, only 36 years old.

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105. Ben Blessum - Frå Tjugum

(1877-1954)

Blessum was born in Marstein in Romsdal. He was a painter and engaged in the tourist industry as well.

He lives most of his life in USA where he managed in NOrwegian State Railroad's travel office in New York from 1923 to 1936.

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106. Lars Printz - Sigurd Kvikne D.E

(1889 - 1968) 

Printz was born in Nes in the district of Telemark. He studied in Kristiania(Oslo) with, amont others, Christian Krogh and Halfdan Strøm.

He lived in Balestrand for quite a long time and was well liked by the villagers. There are a number of paintings by Printz in Houses in Balestrand.

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107. Lars Printz - Marta Kvikne D.E

(1889 - 1968)

Printz was born in Nes in the district of Telemark. He studied in Kristiania(Oslo) with, amont others, Christian Krogh and Halfdan Strøm.

He lived in Balestrand for quite a long time and was well liked by the villagers.

There are a number of paintings by Printz in Houses in Balestrand.

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108. Johan Tenol-Tuxen - Barn i leik - vinter

(1887 - 1958)

Johan Tenol-Tuxen was a painter from Vik, Sogn. He mainly learned on his own, but got some lecturing by the painter Bernhard Hinna from Jæren.

Nikolai Astrup was familiar with Tenol-Tuxens talent and reccomended that he should get a scholarship from the department of culture.

Tenol-Tuxen is most known for his landscapemotifs from diffrent locations in Sogn. Hes got a distinctive color-choice that works good with the nature in the vest.

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110. Adelsteen Normann - Landskap

(1848 - 1918)

Eilert Adelsteen Normann was born in 1848 in Bodin in Norway.

He studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1869 to 1872 and his paintings belong to the Düsseldorf school of painting.
He studied with the Estonian painter Eugen Dücker.

Normann based himself in Berlin from 1883. His paintings were nearly always landscapes and invariably of the fjords of Norway where he would show the water combined with small houses and boats and steep mountainsides.

Normann lived at the same time as Edvard Munch who was a fellow countryman. In the early 1890s, Normann was based in Berlin where he was doing good business selling his paintings to hotel owners. 

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111. Jakob Weidemann - Komposisjon

(1923 -2001)

Jakob Weidemann was a norwegian artist. Weidemann is considered one of the most important artists in Norwegian moderism in the 1950s , and he was a pioneer of abstract painting in Norway in the decades after World War 2.

Weidemanns work " Big Bird Letter " (1959) as one of "Morgenbladet" twelve most important artworks.

He grew up in Steinkjer and when he was 11 years old he moved to Oslo to live with his other , who was then married . He is a graduate of Bergen Crafts School ( 1939) , Ole B. Eide's painting school ( Bergen 1940 ) and Academy of Art in Oslo ( 1941- ) .

Jacob Weidemanns first show - at Blomqvist , Oslo in 1946 - was an artistic breakthrough.

He died in 2001.

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116. Jakob Weidemann - Komposisjon

(1923 -2001)

Jakob Weidemann was a norwegian artist. Weidemann is considered one of the most important artists in Norwegian moderism in the 1950s , and he was a pioneer of abstract painting in Norway in the decades after World War 2. Weidemanns work " Big Bird Letter " (1959) as one of "Morgenbladet" twelve most important artworks.

He grew up in Steinkjer and when he was 11 years old he moved to Oslo to live with his other , who was then married . He is a graduate of Bergen Crafts School ( 1939) , Ole B. Eide's painting school ( Bergen 1940 ) and Academy of Art in Oslo ( 1941- ) . Jacob Weidemanns first show - at Blomqvist , Oslo in 1946 - was an artistic breakthrough.

He died in 2001.

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118. Rumohr Knut - Oljemaleri

(1916 - 2002) 

Knut Rumohr was born in Frønningen in Sognefjorden. Except for periods of varying duration in Oslo, Rumohr has lived in Sogn all his life.

Rumohr was regarded as equally accomplished at drawing, graphic art and painting. With his unique choice of colours and very personal artistic style, he is perhaps the best known recognised artist in Sogn to day.

He is well known in Norway and abroad, and is represented in numerous recognised museums and art galleries.

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119. Rumohr Knut - Fargekomposisjon

1916 - 2002) 

Knut Rumohr was born in Frønningen in Sognefjorden. Except for periods of varying duration in Oslo, Rumohr has lived in Sogn all his life.

Rumohr was regarded as equally accomplished at drawing, graphic art and painting. With his unique choice of colours and very personal artistic style, he is perhaps the best known recognised artist in Sogn to day.

He is well known in Norway and abroad, and is represented in numerous recognised museums and art galleries.

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120. Rumohr Knut - Fargekomposisjon

1916 - 2002) 

Knut Rumohr was born in Frønningen in Sognefjorden. Except for periods of varying duration in Oslo, Rumohr has lived in Sogn all his life.

Rumohr was regarded as equally accomplished at drawing, graphic art and painting. With his unique choice of colours and very personal artistic style, he is perhaps the best known recognised artist in Sogn to day.

He is well known in Norway and abroad, and is represented in numerous recognised museums and art galleries.

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121. Rumohr Knut - Fargekomposisjon

1916 - 2002) 

Knut Rumohr was born in Frønningen in Sognefjorden. Except for periods of varying duration in Oslo, Rumohr has lived in Sogn all his life.

Rumohr was regarded as equally accomplished at drawing, graphic art and painting. With his unique choice of colours and very personal artistic style, he is perhaps the best known recognised artist in Sogn to day.

He is well known in Norway and abroad, and is represented in numerous recognised museums and art galleries.

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122. Rumohr Knut - Fargekomposisjon

1916 - 2002) 

Knut Rumohr was born in Frønningen in Sognefjorden. Except for periods of varying duration in Oslo, Rumohr has lived in Sogn all his life.

Rumohr was regarded as equally accomplished at drawing, graphic art and painting. With his unique choice of colours and very personal artistic style, he is perhaps the best known recognised artist in Sogn to day.

He is well known in Norway and abroad, and is represented in numerous recognised museums and art galleries.

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123. Rumohr Knut - Fargekomposisjon

1916 - 2002) 

Knut Rumohr was born in Frønningen in Sognefjorden. Except for periods of varying duration in Oslo, Rumohr has lived in Sogn all his life.

Rumohr was regarded as equally accomplished at drawing, graphic art and painting. With his unique choice of colours and very personal artistic style, he is perhaps the best known recognised artist in Sogn to day.

He is well known in Norway and abroad, and is represented in numerous recognised museums and art galleries.

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124. Rumohr Knut - Fargekomposisjo

1916 - 2002) 

Knut Rumohr was born in Frønningen in Sognefjorden. Except for periods of varying duration in Oslo, Rumohr has lived in Sogn all his life.

Rumohr was regarded as equally accomplished at drawing, graphic art and painting. With his unique choice of colours and very personal artistic style, he is perhaps the best known recognised artist in Sogn to day.

He is well known in Norway and abroad, and is represented in numerous recognised museums and art galleries.

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