Vinje Gallery


The valley of ’Smørklepp’ in Vinje has made a lasting impression on the artist Henrik Sørensen. Right in the middle of this natural wilderness you can visit this unique and impressive gallery built with local rock and view a large collection of paintings by Sørensen.  

Harald Kihle is another artist who is displayed in the gallery. Sørensen and Kihle both worked and lived in the valley of Smørklepp.

The Artist Harald Kihle
Harald Kihle is an artist who has meant a lot to us here in upper Telemark. His portrayals of village life and the moody and mountainous Telemark landscape have been appreciated by many in this region.
The Artist Henrik Sørensen (1882 - 1962)
Henrik Sørensen was an artist with a range of expression forms; from warm female portraits, religious portrayals to dramatic impressionistic war scenes. However he is known best for his evocative landscapes from Telemark. Sørensen studied under Matisse between 1908 until 1910.
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