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Johannes RIAN

Norwegian Johannes RIAN

Norwegian painter

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Born: on May 17, 1891 in Overhalla, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Died: on December 10, 1981 in Oslo, Norway


Johs Rian was born in Overhalla in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. He was a son of farmers Peter Rian (1856–1934) and Elen Blengslien (1864–1952). He also worked at the family farm, but left this career in 1927 to pursue painting. He studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts from 1928 to 1930 under Axel Revold. He was also inspired by Henrik Sørensen, and Revold's teacher Henri Matisse. In 1936 he married his secretary Ellen Gjønnæs (1903–1961). In 1950, Rian was provided with a Thomas Fearnley Memorial Scholarship and traveled to the south of France.

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