Even Ulving

Even Ulving

(1863 - 1952)

Born and raised at Ulvingen, in Vega, Helgeland. Moved to Kristiania (Oslo) when he was eight, and worked as a handicraft painter before starting to study art in Munich, under Heinz Heim and Carl F. Smith 1885 - 1886.

In 1887, he studied at the Académie Julian in Paris under Adolphe William Bouguereau. In 1889, he moved to Henningsvær in Lofoten, and spent the next 15 years painting scenes from the area. These are reckoned to be the pinnacle of his extensive production, and he has since been recognised as one of the most influential Northern Norwegian painters.

Ulving moved to Åsgårdsstrand in Southern Norway in 1914. He produced a large number of paintings from this area, and travelled abroad extensively. After 1914, he painted very few paintings from Northern Norway.

Kilde: Lofoten.com