Artwork byElling Reitan
- Lithography print on high quality fine art paper
- Edition of 120
- Print Size: 61 x 45.5cm
- Motif Size: 61 x 45.5cm
- Signed and numbered by the artist
Elling Reitan (b. 1949 / Norway) has with his colorful motifs, symbols and fabulous imagery, become one of the country's most sought after artists. Also in the US, China and India, they have opened their eyes to the troner, and he has sold well after exhibitions in both Tokyo, Paris, Vienna and Geneva.
Reitan carried on an artist's dream from childhood. Nevertheless, he pursued an academic education at university and studied literature and philosophy. Midway in English major he got a job as a ski coach in Canada for two years after many years as an active cross country skier with participation in NM and Holmenkollen. Then went the way to associate professor job in high school for 15 years. He constantly painted alongside and also taught drawing and color. In 1982, Reitan hit Odd Nerdum randomly. It was the beginning of a 5-year apprenticeship where Reitan commuted to Nerdrum's studio for a long weekend of the month. Finally, he stood on his own, stepped down his teaching and was finally a full-time artist.
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