Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943)
Gustav Vigeland was born in Mandal in southern Norway 11 April 1869 and died in Oslo 12 March 1943. 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.
Gustav Vigeland is important in Norwegian art history. His artistic work contributed to promote the position of sculpture in his home country. Vigeland's monumental sculpture park at Frogner in Oslo, the Vigeland Park, is the world's largest sculpture park accomplished by one single artist.
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