Dyre Vaa

Dyre Vaa ( born January 19, 1903 in Kviteseid, Telemark, † 11 May 1980, Rauland, Telemark) was a Norwegian sculptor, painter and draftsman.

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.