(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.Read More