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Today it’s Gustav Vigeland‘s birthday (1869-1943). He was born in the small town Mandal in southern Norway.
Vigeland is an important Norwegian sculptor. His artistic work contributed to promote the position of sculpture in Norway.
Most turist in Oslo visit his sculpture park at Frogner, called the Vigeland Park.
It’s the world largest sculpture park accomplished by one single artist.
The Vigelandsmuseum which is located close by.
Vigeland died in Oslo where he worked and lived. His funeral was held in Vestre krematorium in Oslo 19 March, and his cinerary urn was, according to his wishes, placed in the small circular tower in his home at Frogner. The same building opened as the Vigeland Museum in 1947.
- Day 74/366: Vigeland Sculpture Park after dark (acnyberg.wordpress.com)