Life and work
Vaa studied at the National Craft and Art Industry School and at the Art Academy in Oslo. He had been the age of 20, as the Nasjonalgalleriet ( National Gallery ) on the annual Autumn Exhibition in Oslo some sculptures acquired by him his first success.
Among his most famous works include:
- The Holberg group before Nationaltheatret ( National Theater ) in Oslo
- The sculpture series "Man meets nature " on the Ankerbrua (anchor bridge ) in Oslo
- Exported in the bronze equestrian statue of the Norwegian king Olav II Haraldsson Stiklestad
- The swan fountain in the courtyard of the city hall in Oslo and
- The Memorial to sailors in Bergen.
Dyre Vaa Total has left about 250 sculptures and busts, almost 1200 paintings, 31 lithographs, and a drypoint. In his will he bequeathed the plaster models of numerous works of the municipality Vinje in Telemark, which einrichtete a museum for him in Rauland, where Vaa lived since the 1930s.
Dyre Vaa was a brother of lyricist Aslaug Vaa Norwegian.