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Per Kleiva (1 April 1931 – 17 September 2017) was a Norwegian painter and graphic artist.

Per Kleiva
Born(1933-04-01)1 April 1933
Torsken, Norway
Died17 September 2017(2017-09-17) (aged 84)
Occupationpainter and graphic artist

He was born in Torsken to schoolteacher Ivar Kleiva and Frida Pettersen, and was married to Ida Drage.[1]

His works are represented in the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. From 1987 to 1993 he was appointed professor at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Flor, Harald. "Per Kleiva". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ Fremmerlid, Anny B. "Per Kleiva". In Bolstad, Erik (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 10 December 2017.