Agnes Hiorth

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Agnes Hiorth
Portrett av kunstneren Agnes Hiorth (1899-1984) - Portrait of the painter Agnes Hiorth (1899-1984) (18876815132).jpg
Agnes Hiorth with her painting of King Olav V
Born (1899-05-05)5 May 1899
Kristiania, Norway
Died 30 November 1984(1984-11-30) (aged 85)
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Painter

Agnes Hiorth (5 May 1899 – 30 November 1984) was a Norwegian painter. Her art was characterized by impressionistic broad brush and harmoniously palette of landscapes, as well as a wide range of cultivated and accurate portraits.[1]


Agnes Hiorth was born in Kristiania (now Oslo). She was the daughter of Adam Severin Hiorth (1864–1949) and Alice Mitchell Homan (1863–1953). She began her artistic training as a student of the painter Harald Brun . She debuted at the National Autumn Exhibition in 1922. She also studied with painters Pola Gauguin (1918–1920) Axel Revold (1925–1926) and Georg Jacobsen (1935–1936). She painted numerous portrait representations. Among her best known works should be mentioned portraits of royal family member. Her portrait of King Haakon VII is located in the Oslo City Hall, and of King Olav V in Oslo Militære Samfund. The National Gallery of Norway owns eight of her works, including a self-portrait, portraits and landscapes. She is also represented at the Bergen Art Museum and the Lillehammer Art Museum. [2][3]


  1. ^ Leif Østby. "Agnes Hiorth". Norsk kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Lerberg, Ellen J. "Agnes Hiorth". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Agnes Sofie Margaret Hiorth". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 7 October 2011.