Whistler encouraged him to paint in 1900, and he went on to Impressionist landscapes during the early 20th century. He also won a gold medal at the Olympics, and taught Winston Churchill.
He completes his journey through Cubism to abstraction, but takes a pause to paint a few landscapes around 1916-17.
Portraits of Picasso and other artists of the day, two dealers, and the start of his series of nudes painted for Leopold Zborowski.
Soon after his arrival in Paris, in 1906, he switched to sculpture. He had the idea of a ‘temple to humanity’, with hundreds of caryatids to support it.
Three exceptional paintings are dominated by geometrical forms. In one, a huge golden cylinder hangs in the night sky. Was this an innovative abstract painting?
Paintings of exuberant brilliant yellow mimosa, bleak self-portraits, and his favourite views around Le Cannet from his final years.
Some quite sophisticated compositions, featuring an early gramophone, feasting, the railway, and a Russian Futurist who enthused Picasso about his paintings.
Less well known outside Norway, later works include vast canvases for Oslo University, and many vibrant and vigorous paintings of nudes and landscapes.
At the height of his surrealism, his paintings were inspired by found objects, Freud, and the megalithic monuments of Wessex.
Taking stock on which narratives should be used, and what techniques should be used to represent them in paintings.