Johannes Rian – a Norwegian modernist

Johannes Rian was born in Overhalla in Norway and studied at the National Crafts and Art Industry School and at the National Academy of Arts for Axel Revold in the late 1920s. During his study trips in Europe, he was influenced by French modernists such as Cézanne and Matisse, which is evident in Rian's early paintings. Later he switched to more non-figurative art in strong colors. Johannes Rian is represented at the National Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo, the National Museum of Art in Copenhagen and at the National Museum in Stockholm.

 
JOHANNES RIAN, drawing.
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JOHANNES RIAN, drawing.
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JOHANNES RIAN, two drawings, signed.
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2 000 SEK
JOHANNES RIAN, 4 drawings.
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JOHANNES RIAN, woodcut print, signed Rian.
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300 SEK
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JOHANNES RIAN, drawing, signed and dated 1927.
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3 000 SEK
JOHANNES RIAN, oil on board, signed and dated 1936.
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JOHANNES RIAN, oil on canvas.
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4 000 SEK
TWO OIL PAINTING BY JOHANNES RIAN.
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JOHANNES RIAN, sketch book, dated Paris, May 1929.
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JOHANNES RIAN, oil on canvas, signed and dated.
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14 500 SEK
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8 000 SEK