Edvard Munch probable the most celebrated paint artist from Norway.
Lars Hertervig, landscape painter 1831-1902.
He was none of Norway's most gifted painter, who's life stranded
in mental illness. Before this the poor guy who grew up in the
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) at a small island at south west
coast of Norway student by famous Norwegian landscape painter Hans
Fredrik Gude in Dusseldorf.
In 1856 only 24 of age he was hospitalized at the lunatic asylum in Gaustad (Norway) and
diagnosed as suffering of melancholia. (He was one of the first patient
at Gaustad). He was discharged two later and at 28 he declared as
incurable. Not before 1952 an antipsychotic drug for treating emotional
disorders such as schizophrenia and mania was identified.
often mentioned as "the painter of the light". In medical journal of
Gaustad from 1856 he declared that the cause of his illness was fixed
observation of landscapes in the light of the sun ("Den er bevirket ved stirrende iakttagelse af Landskaberne i Solskin").
died in the poorhouse in Stavanger, 6th January, 1902. And in 1996, at
an auction sale, one of his paintings Paysage de Fjord was sold for the
sum of 3.2 million kroner ($500,000).
Belows some links to pages with copy of his paintings.