|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1911|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1976|
He was a Danish-Norwegian painter and graphic artist known for his fantasy creatures. He and his family moved to Provence in 1924, and later to Rouen, where he took his final exams at the Norwegian Lycée Pierre Corneille 1930. With Jacob Brinchmann and Leif Borthen he lived in Erling Winsness mud hut in Alcudia, and made made his debut at the Autumn Exhibition 1936. He became known after an exhibition in 1947 and for the illustrations of Inger Hagerup Strange in 1950. In the period 1939-45, he created theatrical decorations for Young Trøndelag Theatre, which he later did for the National Theatrein 1951 and dramatized the National Theatre in 1954. In 1955 he went to Greece, where be began working with enamel and iron sculptures and later with scrap iron. He also did some translations from French, and he mastered Russian, Italian, English and Catalan, which he used when meeting Pablo Picasso in his pottery. All in all, he was inspired by Max Ernst, Vincent van Gogh and Georges Braque. He was son of the painter Gauguin Pola and grandson of French impressionist Paul Gauguin. He moved back to Denmark, but he died in Spain in 1976 while with the painter George Jacobsen.
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