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Jonny Andvik, 1966

Jonny Andvik, Norwegian painter, is one of the foremost figurative painters of his generation in Scandinavia. Born in Porsgrunn, Telemark, Andvik studied at the School of Graphic Design, Lille Ulefoss from 1984-86 and at the Exeter College of Art and Design England four years later.
He also studied the work of the old masters and, as a young man, painted in the studio of Odd Nerdrum. Jonny Andvik had his first soloshow in 1987 and has since then exhibited his work in Europe and USA - London, Seattle, Stockholm, Gothenburg,
Munich and Oslo to name a few places. He has also participated in group shows with the Nerdrum school - at the Steen Gallery (Oslo), both at the Kitsch-annuale and at the Kitsch Biennale, at the 'Kitsch 2004' show at the Telemark Museum, the Porsgrund Gallery and at the Kitschkatakomben - Haugar Artmuseum in 2002 among several other shows. A respected educator, Andvik has taught over 700 students in his School of Painting in Telemark. He have workshops in landscape and figurepainting. His work is in public and private collections.