Gustav VigelandNorwegian sculptor & printmaker born 1869- died 1943
VIGELAND, GUSTAV (April 11, 1869 – March 12, 1943) was a Norwegian sculptor. He was born in Mandal, a small coastal town in the south of Norway. As a youth, he learned to read and carve wood at a local school. From 1884 to 1885, he was an apprentice to a professional woodcarver.
He later came to the attention of the sculptor Brynjulf Bergslien, who took him into his studio and gave him practical training.
Today, Vigeland is best-known for the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo.