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Evening of Summer, 1893

Halfdan Egedius (May 5, 1877 – February 2, 1899) was a Norwegian painter and illustrator.

Halfdan Johnsen was born in Drammen in Buskerud county. Egedius' interest in painting and illustration began at the age of 5. He attended art school from the age of 9 at the school of art of Knud Bergslien where he was a pupil from 1886 to 1889. In 1891 he was a pupil of Erik Werenskiold and from 1891 to 1892 he studied at the Arts and Crafts School in Kristiania. From the age of 15 he began painting the landscape of Telemark.[1]

Professionally known as Halfdan Johnsen Egedius, he was active from the age of 16 until his premature death of actinomycosis at the age of 21. Egedius is best known for his illustrations of the Heimskringla in a style inspired by Erik Werenskiold.[2]


Other sources

  • Walther Halvorsen. Halfdan Egedius. Gyldendal 1914
  • Øistein Parmann. Halfdan Egedius : liv og verk. Dreyer, Oslo, 1990. ISBN 82-09-01753-5



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