(1869 - 1953)
Kristen Holbo was active/lived in Norway. Kristen Holbo is known for landscape painting and illustration.
Biography Kristen Holbo
Kristen Holbø (13 September 1869 – 19 October 1953) was a Norwegian painter and illustrator, most noted for his landscapes.
He was born on Sygard Holbø in Vågå in Oppland county, Norway. He studied under Knud Bergslien in 1890, Eilif Peterssen and Harriet Backer in 1893 and 1894, and under Kristian Zahrtmann during the winters from 1897 to 1902. In 1909, Holbø held his first solo exhibition in Christiania Art Society. Holbø lived in Vågå until 1912, when the family moved to Lillehammer. From 1946 he received the National Artist salary.
His painting had a distinctly home-like tone, with a broad brush and robust palette. He often portrayed his home village and surrounding mountains of Gudbrandsdalen. As a landscape painter he de
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