Anders Svor Museum

Address: Grodås, 6763 Hornindal Show map

Address: Grodås, 6763 Hornindal

The Anders Svor Museum was opened in Hornindal in 1953. 450 of Svor`s work, the major part of his production, are collected here.

Characteristic for Anders Svor's art is its simplicity, purity and authenticity. His works are naturalistic in form, often with a touch of romanticism about them. Excellent visiting exhibitions are also staged in the gallery.

Anders Svor was born in 1864 on the Svor farm in Hornindal. While still a boy he showed a remarkable talent for wood carving and at the age 17 travelled to Christiania (Oslo) where he worked as a wood carver in a piano factory. At the age of 21 he left for Denmark and became a student at the Copenhagen Academy of Art. His breakthrough as a sculptor came at the Berlin international art exhibition in 1891 where he won a gold medal. He later participated in many art exhibitions ub Christiania, also in Paris, Copenhagen and Chicago. In 1891 he also won a competition for a monument in the Norwegian capital to the naval hero, Tordenskiold. A commission to erect the statue, however, was not granted; a hard blow for the young artist. Anders Svor lived for a while in Paris, but finally established himself in Christiania, where he had his studio. He lived alone and died in 1929. He lies buried in the churchyard in Hornindal.

Show more

About this activity