Considered Norway’s second most important artist, after Edvard Munch, Frans Widerberg is still working hard despite being in his seventies. His watercolour landscapes and nudes have a mystical, hazy, semi-permanence and seem to dissolve and change in front of your eyes. They suggest other, parallel worlds where there’s both magic and menace. Amazingly, he uses only a limited range of colours - red, blue and yellow - yet manages to create both the rich, dark, night skies of Norway as well as luminous skin tones. Frans Widerberg’s watercolours hang at the top of the grand staircase, in the private dining room and near the Great Hall.
Biography: Born in Oslo in 1934, Frans Widerberg studied at the National College of Art and Design in Oslo, Goldsmiths College in London and Kunsthåndværkerskolen School of Applied Arts in Bergen. His work is held by major international galleries, including the British Museum and National Gallery in Oslo, and he continues to work in Oslo.
For further information, plus availability and prices of this artist's work, please contact Mara-Helen Wood, Director, University Gallery, Northumbria University, +44 (0)191 227 4424, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diano Costello (Watercolour)
Water and Blue Clouds (Watercolour)
Night Landscape, Oslo (Watercolour)
An Evening in Winter (Watercolour)
Riva Faraldi (Watercolour)