Iver Jåks

Iver Jåks (25 October 1932 – 17 March 2007) was a Norwegian Sami artist, sculptor and illustrator. [1]

Portrett av kunstner Iver Jåks på nordisk samemøte, aug. 1956 - Norsk folkemuseum - NF.05535-196 (cropped).jpg

Iver Iversen Jåks was born in Karasjok in Troms og Finnmark, Norway. He was awarded a place at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in Oslo from 1952 to 1955. He won a place at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen from 1958 to 1959.

He often used elements of Sami culture and mythology in his artistic works. He is represented at the National Gallery of Norway, at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, and other museums. He was decorated Knight, First Order of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 2002. Among his awards are the Arts Council Norway Honorary Award, the Norwegian Sami Association's honorary prize and the Saami Council's honorary prize.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Iver Iversen Jåks". Norsk Kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Aarseth, Bjørn. "Iver Jåks". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Iver Jåks". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
Awards
Preceded by
Recipient of the Norsk kulturråds ærespris
1992
Succeeded by