Frans Widerberg

1995 – 2004

1995

Etchings and Woodcuts at Gallery K, Oslo, from 25 March – 30 April. Participates in the group exhibition Norwegian Events ’95 in Dublin: An Exhibition by Eight Norwegian Artists, at the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts Gallagher Gallery, from 31 August – 30 September. Fellow exhibitors include Elena Engelsen, Ida Lorentzen, Odd Nerdrum, Per Ung, Jakob Weidemann and Morten Krogvold. The accompanying catalogue has a foreword by Jan Østern, Norway Ambassador and an introductory essay by Hans Jacob-Brun, Director of the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo.  Exhibition of Watercolours and Glass, Gallery Brandstrup, Moss, from 16 September – 8 October. Alex Gallery, Washington, 1995

 

1996

Prints, Gallery Christian Dam, Copenhagen, from 8 March – 9 April.

 

1997

Awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav, in the Rank of Knight First Class.

 

1998

Completes the commission for the monumental three-part decorative glass frieze Arcadia, and Horse and Rider glass sculpture for Pier West and Terminal 2 at Copenhagen’s new Kastrup Airport, produced in association with Per Steen Hebsgaard.

Produces a series of monumental, painted ceramic ‘Urns’ at Tommerup Bygningskeramik, Denmark. 
Holds four one-man exhibitions in Norway.

 

1999

One-man exhibition Paintings, Gallery K, Oslo, from 9 April to 2 May

One-man exhibition of Glass at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, part of the Visions Norway Festival, from 9 October – 5 January. Northumbria University purchases four glass figures for the new Coach Lane Campus.

 

2000

7 September, awarded the Anders Jahres Culture Prize (300,000 kroner), and sculpture by Nils Aas (1933 – 2004).

Exhibition of Lithographs, Etchings, Woodcuts 1990 – 2000 at Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo.

Frans Widerberg: Recent Works, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, from 20 May – 16 July.

 

2001

Unveiling of a 5.14 metre high ceramic ‘Urn’ in Moss, Norway. Produced with 10 tons of clay at Tommerup Ceramic Shop at Fyn, Denmark. Paintings in HM Queen Sonja’s Collection are exhibited at the Henie Onstad Art Centre, Hovikodden, from 30 June – 9 September. One-man exhibition Paintings at Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, from 4 – 27 October.

 

2004

70th Anniversary

Major Retrospective exhibition at Trondheim Museum of Art. One-man celebratory exhibitions in Oslo. Piano Nobile, London, includes watercolours at Art London stand from 9 – 13 June.

 

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