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Dagfinn Bakke (16 August 1933 – 1 January 2019) was a Norwegian painter, illustrator and printmaker.

Dagfinn Bakke
Dagfinn Bakke (cropped).jpg
Born(1933-08-16)16 August 1933
Lødingen, Norway
Died1 January 2019(2019-01-01) (aged 85)
NationalityNorwegian
OccupationIllustrator, printmaker and painter
EmployerLofotposten
Ola Bremnes, Linda Lillevik and Dagfinn Bakke (right) in 2014.

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CareerEdit

Bakke was born in Lødingen, and settled in Svolvær. From 1952 he worked as illustrator for the magazine Magasinet For Alle. From 1956 to 1992 he was appointed as illustrator for the newspaper Lofotposten,[1] where he had a regular column which he signed as DAN.[2] He illustrated several books, and is represented at the National Gallery of Norway and other art galleries.[1][3]

His book illustrations include several humourous books by Arthur Arntzen.[4]

Bakke was biographed by Bjørn Tore Pedersen in 2013.[5][2]

AwardsEdit

In 1983, his caricature of Margaret Thatcher, pictured as a besom-riding witch escorted home from the Falkland Islands by British aircraft, won first prize at the International Salon of Cartoons in Montreal.[6]

He was awarded the Petter Dass medal [no] in 2015.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Reisegg, Øyvind. "Dagfinn Bakke". In Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Pedersen, Gullik Maas; Tallaksen, Ingvil Valberg (12 September 2013). "Lanserte boka om Dagfinn Bakke". Lofotposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ Graff, Finn; Mannila, Leena; Smit, Toril M, eds. (1984). Norske Avistegnere (in Norwegian). Oslo: J. M. Stenersens Forlag. pp. 112–115, 226. ISBN 82-7201-035-6.
  4. ^ a b "Dagfinn Bakke". fineart.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Kunstnerliv mellom to permer". Lofotposten (in Norwegian). 7 September 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  6. ^ Lysvold, Susanne Skjåstad (8 April 2013). "Vant pris for verdens beste aviskarikatur: – Hun var lett å tegne". nrk.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 February 2019.

Further readingEdit

  • Pedersen, Bjørn Tore (2013). Det stivnede hav.