Those of you who have read From Day to Day know full well Odd Nansen’s artistry. In 41 illustrations Nansen depicts in great detail the squalid, dangerous life of a concentration camp prisoner.
Where did Nansen develop his artistic ideas and technique?
Recently I was approached by the Scandinavian Review to write an article about Nansen for their Spring/Summer issue. I chose to write about Nansen’s many connections to the art and artists of his day. Norway was (and still is) a small country—when Nansen moved to the U.S. in 1927, New York City alone had a population more than twice that of all Norway. So it is not surprising that Nansen was closely connected to many artists through his family, his neighbors, his friends, and even his fellow prisoners.
Below is the link to my Scandinavian Review article—I hope you enjoy learning a bit more about a different aspect of Odd Nansen.