Magnus Berg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Magnus Berg

painter and sculptor

Date of Birth: 28-Nov-1666

Place of Birth: Norway

Date of Death: 31-Mar-1739

Profession: painter, wood carver

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Magnus Berg

  • Magnus Berg (28 November 1666–31 March 1739) was a Norwegian-Danish painter, woodcarver, sculptor and non-fiction writer.
  • He 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.
  • He 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.

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