Nikolai Astrup

Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928) is one of Norway’s most beloved artists.

He has held an undisputed position in Norwegian art history ever since his first exhibition in 1905 – the year Norway gained independence from Sweden. Astrup’s fame stems largely from his unique depictions of the lush landscape and traditional way of life in Western Norway. Together with Edvard Munch, he is considered an innovator of the woodcut medium in Norway.

The exhibition presents numerous paintings, prints and drawings.

In 2016 a large collection of these unique works will be sent to Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, Kunsthalle Emden in Germany and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo, to be highlighted for the first time in a large international exhibition, named Painting Norway. Nikolai Astrup 1880-1928. While much of the collection is on tour, KODE opens the exhibition «Nikolai Astrup – The Way Home» in Bergen, focusing on Astrup’s early works.

A smartphone app describes the works and shows the exact locations of many of the landscapes that inspired Astrup’s motifs. Download the app for free at
The exhibition has been made possible through generous funding from the DNB Savings Bank Foundation.

  • 8 Sep 2011 to 29 Nov 2015
  • Kode 4
  • 100,- / 50,- / 0,- * *

* Adults: NOK 100-, Students: NOK 50-, Children (0-16 yrs.): Free. Free admission with the Bergen card. The ticket gives admission to all exhibitions at KODE for two days