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Thorwald Hellesen

 (1888 - 1937)
Thorwald Hellesen was active/lived in Norway, France.  Thorwald Hellesen is known for collage, abstract painting.

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Thorwald Hellesen


Thorvald Hellesen's artistic career began in 1910 when he enrolled at the Academy of Art in Oslo.

In 1914, Hellesen received a scholarship to study painting in Paris. In that year he created two Cubist portraits, which already showed a mastery and an ability to enhance depth by the decomposition and multiplicity of planes. During this period of self-discovery, Hellesen seems to have been influenced most of all by Picasso and Braque. In 1915-1916, he created his collages of musical instruments, showing his understanding of the structure and form of Synthetic Cubism.

During the war years in Paris, Hellesen married the artist Hélène Perdriat, who brought him into the very heart of the Cubist milieu. By the end of the war, he had   ...  Displaying 750 of 2817 characters.



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About  Thorwald Hellesen

Born:  1888 - Oslo, Norway
Died:   1937 - Oslo, Norway
Known for:  collage, abstract painting