Odd Hilt

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Odd Hilt
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Hilt pictured with Illegal virksomhet
Born (1915-03-08)8 March 1915
Drammen, Norway
Died 9 December 1986(1986-12-09) (aged 71)
Nationality Norwegian
Alma mater Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry
Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts
Occupation Sculptor
Spouse(s) Guðrun Laura Briem (1918–1996)
Children Ragnhild Hilt

Odd Hilt (8 March 1915 – 9 December 1986) was a Norwegian sculptor.[1]


Hilt was born at Drammen in Buskerud, Norway. He was the son of Christian Hilt (1888–1958) and Ragnhild Hansen (1896–1957). He was trained at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry (Statens Håndverks- og Kunstindustriskole) from 1931–33 and under Wilhelm Rasmussen at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts (Statens kunstakademi) from 1933-1936.[2]

In 1941 he was arrested in Trondheim and was imprisoned at the Falstad concentration camp outside Levanger. In 1942 he escaped to Sweden until the end of World War II. He performed several works in exile including apostle figures for the altarpiece in Malmberget Church (1944).[2]

From 1935 to 1951 he contributed to the decoration of the Nidaros Cathedral, with about forty works. Among his other sculptural works are Fortuna at Frognerkilen, Arkebusering at Falstad, Ved vannposten at Tøyen and several war memorials. He is represented with eight sculptures at the National Gallery of Norway.[1][3]

Personal life[edit]

In 1945, he married med Guðrun Laura Briem (1918–1996). He was the father of actress Ragnhild Hilt.[4]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ a b Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Odd Hilt". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Øivind Storm Bjerke. "Odd Hilt". Norsk kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  3. ^ Bjerke, Øivind Storm. "Odd Hilt". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ragnhild Hilt". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 14 September 2014.