ELLINGSEN, Svein. b. Kongsberg, Norway, 13 July 1929. Ellingsen is the son of master stonemason Fritz Frølich Ellingsen and Karo Enge. He was raised in Kongsberg; from an early age he was drawn towards a career in the arts. Initially intending to study theology, Ellingsen instead studied at the Art and Craft school at Oslo (Kunst- og håndverkskolen, 1950-1951) and the National Art Academy (Statens kunstakademi, 1952-1955), with additional study, 1966-1967, in craftwork and design at the National teachers’ academy (Statens lærerakademi). As a painter, Ellingsen has exhibited in several solo and collective exhibitions.
From 1957 to 1966 Ellingsen held a number of important positions as a...
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