Reinhardt SØBYE

Native placeOslo, NOR


Born in Oslo. Norway. Specialized in psychology at Bergen University for 6 years, but then abandoned his studies immediately before his final examinations, turning to painting instead. Setting out to be a painter through his own studies, began to exhibit works around 1985. Then just a short two years later, he was invited to enter work it the 100th Anniversary Jubilee for the National Autumn Exhibition. He garnered the art world's attention by winning the First Prize for his “Head of Christ” which was then purchased by the National Gallery. Then held a number of one-man shows in both Norway and England. Was first introduced in Japan in 1994 with an exhibition at the Toho Gallery, followed by a series of regular one-man shows at the gallery. In 1999, a retrospective exhibition was held at the Odakyu Museum in Tokyo, Shimonoseki City Art Museum and the Kariya City Art Museum, and he is known today as one of Norway's representative painters.

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