Monday, October 7, 2013
Amaldus Clarin Nielsen
Amaldus Clarin Nielsen (1838 – 1932) was a Norwegian painter, born in Halse as a son of shipmaster and merchant Niels Clemetsen Nielsen. He grew up in Mandal in Vest-Agder county, Norway. He lived most of his childhood without a father and received some tuition from a traveling drawing teacher and traveled to Copenhagen to study in 1854.He painted in the naturalist style, and has been called "Norway's first naturalist painter". Nielsen is perhaps best known for the collection of about 300 works which was donated to Oslo municipality by Nielsen's heirs in 1933. Since 1994 this collection is on permanent exhibit in the Stenersen Museum.