Nils Aas (1933)
Aliases: Niels Aas; Nils Sigurd Aas
Nils Aas Biography
(b Inderøy, Nord-Trøndelag, 21 April 1933). Norwegian sculptor, designer and medallist. He became familiar with handicraft in his fathers furniture workshop. In 1954 he began five years study as a commercial artist at the Håndverks- og Kunstindustriskole in Oslo and from 1957 to 1963 he worked as an illustrator for a newspaper. He studied at the Kunstakademi in Oslo from 1959 to 1962 under the sculptor Per Palle Storm (191094) who advocated naturalism in sculpture. As an assistant to Arnold Haukeland from 1961 to 1964, Aas lost his apprehension of the untried and cultivated his sense of daring, as he gained experience with welding techniques. Highly imaginative and versatile, Aas worked in both abstract and figurative modes and is reckoned one of the foremost sculptors in Norway; in 1990 he was honoured with St Olav.Grove Art excerpts - Electronic ©2003, Oxford Art Online
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