Ingebrigt Vik

Ingebrigt Vik (5 March 1867 – 22 March 1927) was a Norwegian sculptor. Vik is regarded as having been one of Norway's greatest sculptors. Ingebrigt Vik was born in the village of Øystese in Hordaland county, Norway. He grew up in Øystese and began as a wood carver in his father's factory. He then trained as an artist in Copenhagen. In 1903 he moved to Paris and attended Académie Colarossi. Some of Vik's best works are in the National Gallery of Norway, such as Ung Pike (1903) and Ynglingen (1913). In the theatre gardens in Bergen there is his statue of the composer Edvard Grieg (1915) in bronze. His statue of Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel was first shown publicly at the Autumn Exhibition in 1904. It stands today in front of Niels Henrik Abel's house at the University of Oslo. Many of his works stand in the Ingebrigt Vik Museum.