Portrait of Magnus Berg (unknown artist)
|Born||November 28, 1666|
|Died||March 31, 1739(aged 72)|
|Known for||Ivory sculptures|
Early life and education
Berg was born in Gudbrandsdal where his father worked for the Selsverket Kobberverk at Sel in Oppland county, Norway. Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve who was viceroy to (Statholder) of Norway discovered his skill as a woodcarver. Berg was sent to in Italy and France to study art.
Berg was later appointed art teacher for the Danish Royal family in Copenhagen.
He is particularly known for his ivory sculptures. Among his 42 works located at the Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen is the vase Vannets element. He is also represented at the National Gallery of Norway and in museums in Hamburg, Vienna and Stockholm. A biography of Berg was published in Copenhagen in 1745.
- Rolf Ulvolden. "Magnus Berg". Lokalhistorien fra Sel kommune. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
- Paulsen, Åshild. "Magnus Berg". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
- Paulsen, Åshild. "Magnus Berg". In Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
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