Amidst all the terror and evil I think celebrating the man who designed the Nobel Peace Prize was appropriate. Positive thoughts about humanity during these times can be empowering and change behavior.

The Illustrators Journal

Gustav Vigeland sculptureI’ve included Gustav in the illustrator category because he designed the Nobel Peace Prize. However his work is outstanding and I am all about celebrating great artists…and I love sculpture.

Gustav Vigeland (11 April 1869 – 12 March 1943) was a Norwegian sculptor. Gustav Vigeland occupies a special position among Norwegian sculptors, both in the power of his creative imagination and in his productivity. He is most associated with Vigeland Sculpture Park (Vigelandsanlegget) in Oslo. He was also the designer of the Nobel Peace Prize medal.

Adolf Gustav Vigeland was born to a family of craftsmen, just outside Halse og Harkmark, a former municipality in Mandal. His parents were Elesæus Thorsen (1835–1886), a cabinetmaker and Anne Aanensdatter (1835–1907). His younger brother, Emanuel Vigeland, became a noted artist. As a youth, he was sent to Oslo where he learned wood carving at a local…

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