Gustav Vigeland – A Biography
Gustav Vigeland’s art is still provoking and stirs controversy, but he is undoubtedly Norway’s greatest sculptor: he was a primordial force, a genius. In conjunction with the 150-year anniversary of his birth, a new publication of his biography has been released, written by the person who is most familiar with his life and works. Tone Wikborg vividly portrays Gustav Vigeland – the man with the obstinate, eruptive temperament who literally lived for his art.
Wikborg’s biography provides a close-up of the path taken by a great artist and places him in a broad contemporary context. The shy and stubborn Vigeland was a man who never gave up without achieving his goals. We experience this acutely in his long-lasting battle to realise his great dream. Wikborg gives us the full thrilling story of how the Vigeland Park came about in this richly illustrated book.
Translated from Norwegian by Francesca Nichols and Glenn Ostling.