Gustav Vigeland (Photo: Vigeland Museum)

Gustav Vigeland

Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) is Norway's most famous sculptor. He made his debut at the Autumn Exhibition in 1889, and in the 1890s he established himself as Norway's most promising sculptor. In the early 1900s, he made several critically acclaimed portraits and monuments, of which the Abel monument in the Palace Park, Oslo, is considered his definitive breakthrough.

Vigeland is best known for having made Vigeland Park in Oslo. The sculpture park consists of over 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron.

Visit the timeline to go in depth of Vigeland's life and art.