He became known on the one hand for his depictions of nature and on the other hand for his illustrations of fairy tales and legends, especially of trolls .
Kittelsen first learned to be a painter and watchmaker . Later his talent is discovered and he takes lessons at the art school in Christiania. Thanks to generous financial support, he was able to continue his studies in Munich . From 1879 he had to earn his own living as a draftsman for German newspapers and magazines . Back in Norway he later discovered nature as a great inspiration . Here Kittelsen begins to write texts for his drawings himself. Kittelsen's style is somewhere between (neo-) romanticism and naive painting. Although he is valued as a national artist in Norway, he has received little international attention. His name is hardly listed in any painting dictionary. In 1955 the Kittelsengasse in Vienna - Favoriten was named after him.
- Literature by and about Theodor Kittelsen in the catalog of the German National Library
- Theodor Kittelsen's house and today's museum
- Extensive online gallery
- Pictures from the collection of the Norwegian National Museum
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Kittelsen, Theodor Severin (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Norwegian artist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 27, 1857|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Kragerø , Norway|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 21, 1914|
|Place of death||Jeløya , Norway|