(1924 - 2011)
Knut Steen was active/lived in Italy, Norway. Knut Steen is known for commemorative marble and bronze statue sculpture.
Biography Knut Steen
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Knut Steen (19 November 1924 – 22 September 2011 was a Norwegian sculptor. He was born in Oslo but lived in Italy from 1973 until his death in September 2011. Steen is perhaps best known for his work on the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts in conjunction with the Danish sculptor Per Palle Storm.
In 2000, he was commissioned to create a statue of King Olav V of Norway, which became the subject of great controversy. At a cost of NOK 2 million (US$317,000), Steen based his statue on a photo of the king in military garb and depicted him in a serious pose with his right arm raised. This drew the ire of critics, who compared it with similar statues of dictators. Eventually, the Oslo City Council rejected the work, and the statue wa
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