Thorvald Hellesen

(June 17, 2019)


Thorvald Hellesen (25 December 1888 – 22 October 1937) was a Norwegian abstract artist, designer and painter. His art was associated with the Orphic Cubism movement. He moved to Paris in 1912 after studies in Oslo with Christian Krohg and began working in the atelier of Fernand Leger. After a brief career of commissions and exhibitions, Hellesen returned to Norway in 1937.


In partnership with ECKBO Foundation, Oslo, DCAM will be producing the first comprehensive volume on the artist in English, with essays by Dag Blakkisrud, Hilde Mørch, and Matthew Drutt and lifetime critical essays and letters. The book will be published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart and is scheduled to be released in October 2020.