Niels Oskar Onstad (1909 - 1978)

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Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Niels Onstad (1909 -17 June 1978) was a Norwegian shipowner and art collector.


Niels Onstad as born in Kristiania. In 1935, together with his brother Haakon Onstad, he started the shipping company, Niels Onstad Tank Rederi A / S, which later was named Niels Onstads Tankrederi with headquarters in Oslo. Haakon Onstad had entered ship owning in 1932 with the Pan Gothia but because of the uncertain financial times the ship was given Swedish registry under Rederi A/B Pagota. In 1940, Niels Onstad fled to the United States during the Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany. Haakon Onstad relocated to Kungsbacka, Sweden where he formed Rederi A/B Kungsoil and Rederi A/B Monacus.


In 1956 Niels Onstad married Sonja Henie. Niels Onstad, whose mother had been a painter, had many contacts in the Norwegian art world, including the Edvard Munch. Together Onstad and Henie established the Henie-Onstad Art Centre at Høvikodden in Bærum southwest of Oslo.

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Niels Oskar Onstad's Timeline

1909
March 25, 1909
Oslo, Norway
1956
1956
Age 46
1978
June 17, 1978
Age 69
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