Elen Sofie Elster Christensen

Oslo, Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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Elen Sofie Elster Christensen

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Vestre Aker, Oslo
Death: December 01, 1967 (63)
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hjalmar Elster Christensen and Olga Rosaas
Wife of Sigurd Bjørnsen
Ex-wife of Peter Holst Høstmark and Bjørn Ivar Sundet Johanssen
Mother of Vera Elen Høstmark and NN Johanessen
Half sister of Torkel Guttorm Rosaas; Randi Lange and Else Rosaas

Occupation: Billedhugger/Sculptor
Managed by: Ralph Kenneth Pedersen
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About Elen Sofie Elster Christensen

Sculptor who debuted at the Autumn Exhibition in 1936. In 1942 she held her first solo show at Hammerlunds Kunsthandel, Oslo under the title: Sculpture in homes. Her works are mainly in small format in bronze and terracotta with a safe and disciplined sense of form. Children and animals were her preferred models such. Little Adam in polished black syenite (1936), Chair Arrest (bronze, 1950, Christian Kunstforening Permanent Gallery.), Abe with Gingerbread in colored terracotta (exhibited Young Artists Society 1959) and Reindeer olds get horn (exhibited House of Artists, Oslo 1962).

She performed a series of portraits that are characterized by the desire to express the portraitees being and personality through form and line games which we see the bust of director Sigurd Houth (bronze, 1942). She has also performed busts of J.F. Macody Lund (1944) and J.B. Deer.


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Elen Sofie Elster Christensen's Timeline

January 11, 1904
July 21, 1930
Age 26
Seattle, King County, Washington, United States
December 1, 1967
Age 63
Oslo, Oslo, Norway