Gustav Vigeland

1869 - 1943

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Gustav Vigeland (11 April 1869 – 12 March 1943), born as Adolf Gustav Thorsen, was a Norwegian sculptor. Gustav Vigeland occupies a special position among Norwegian sculptors, both in the power of his creative imagination and in his productivity. He is most associated with the Vigeland installation (Vigelandsanlegget) in Frogner Park, Oslo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Vigeland has received more than 249,035 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Gustav Vigeland is the 24th most popular sculptor (down from 22nd in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Norway (down from 36th in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Sculptor.

Gustav Vigeland is most famous for his sculptures and artwork. He was the sculptor of the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway.

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Among sculptors, Gustav Vigeland ranks 24 out of 190Before him are Scopas, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Luca della Robbia, Andrea Pisano, Nicola Pisano, and Jacopo Sansovino. After him are Louise Bourgeois, Giovanni Pisano, Claus Sluter, Antoine Bourdelle, Paul Landowski, and Jean-Antoine Houdon.

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Among people born in 1869, Gustav Vigeland ranks 18Before him are Gustaf Dalén, Mary Mallon, Calouste Gulbenkian, Hans Spemann, Maud of Wales, and Siegfried Wagner. After him are Felix Salten, Kasturba Gandhi, Frederick Trump, Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, and Else Lasker-Schüler. Among people deceased in 1943, Gustav Vigeland ranks 23Before him are Alexandre Yersin, Chaim Soutine, Luz Long, Alexandre Millerand, Max Wertheimer, and Władysław Sikorski. After him are Maurice Denis, Leslie Howard, Oskar Schlemmer, Lydia Litvyak, Etty Hillesum, and Julius Fučík.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Gustav Vigeland ranks 41 out of 735Before him are Sigurd the Crusader (1090), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Magnus the Good (1024), Sverre of Norway (1145), Ragnar Frisch (1895), and Odd Hassel (1897). After him are Harald Greycloak (935), Hans Egede (1686), Haakon V of Norway (1270), Magnus VI of Norway (1238), Peder Severin Krøyer (1851), and Erna Solberg (1961).

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Among sculptors born in Norway, Gustav Vigeland ranks 1