Erik Theodor Werenskiold (Born in 11 February 1855 – Died on 23 November 1938) was a Norwegian painter and illustrator.
He is in particular recognised for his drawings for the Asbjørnsen and Moe collection of Norske Folkeeventyr, and his illustrations for the Norwegian version of the Snorri Sturlason Heimskringla.
Erik Theodor Werenskiold was born in Eidskog, at Granli gaard, southeast of Kongsvinger in Hedmark county, Norway. He lived his to start with 4 decades there with his family, until they moved to Kongsvinger. Werenskiold grew up in Kongsvinger Fortress as the fourth son of the commander. He attended the Kongsvinger nationwide university and then in the 3 many years 1869-72 was at the privately owned Latin college operated by Harald Aars and Peter Voss (Aars og Voss’ skole) in Christiania.
Dependent on advice from the painter Adolph Tidemand, he attended a college or university for painters. Throughout 1873, he was a pupil of Norwegian sculptor, Julius Middelthun (1820–1886), at the Drawing School in Christiania (Tegneskolen i Kristiania). He researched for a brief time at the studio of artist, Axel Ender in the autumn of 1875.
He was married to the painter Sophie Marie Stoltenberg Thomesen (1849–1926). He was the brother-in-regulation of journalist Fernanda Nissen and the son–in-regulation of Norwegian service provider and politician Thomes Thomesen. He was the father of geologist Werner Werenskiold (1883–1961) and sculptor Dagfin Werenskiold (1892–1977).
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