Gunnvor Advocaat

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Gunnvor Advocaat
Born(1912-08-17)17 August 1912
Kristiania, Norway
Died26 July 1997(1997-07-26) (aged 84)
Ole Fredrik Hvinden Haug
(m. 1940; died 1941)

Øistein Thurman
(m. 1959; died 1988)
RelativesJacob Hvinden Haug (father-in-law)

Gunnvor Advocaat (17 August 1912 – 26 July 1997) was a Norwegian painter. She was regarded among the pioneers of abstract painting in Norway.

She was born in Kristiania to ambassador Gijsbert Diedrik Advocaat and Gunnvor Katharina Eckbo. She was first married to conservator-restorer Ole Fredrik Hvinden Haug, who died only months after their marriage, and later to painter Øistein Thurman.[1]

Her works represented in the Norwegian Museum of Contemporary Art include the paintings Komposisjon (1966) and Gult over sort (1974). She is also represented in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and other galleries.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Alfsen, Glenny. "Gunnvor Advocaat". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ Bolstad, Erik (ed.). "Gunnvor Advocaat". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 22 October 2017.