LILLEMOR FREDERIKSEN

THE PORTRAIT

“My father really wanted my portrait painted. So he contacted my uncle who was going to paint me. I took the tram from Ullevål School to Holbergs Square where my uncle had a studio and lived with my aunt and two cousins. I think it was a bit embarrassing to be painted, so I didn’t tell my friends about it. In the studio I had to sit on a chair for a long time, but I did get a few breaks during which I could play with my two cousins. The portrait of me in hanging in our living room at home in Blinderen. My uncle was also at the palace and painted several portraits of King Haakon. “

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LILLEMOR FREDERIKSEN (1920-2014)

Physiotherapist

1930. 

Lillemor 10 years old. Painted by her uncle Hans Finne-Grønn. Son of Stian H. Finne-Grønn, Director of the Oslo City Museum 1920-1949.

April 2013

In the cafeteria, Paulus Nursing Home

Photographer: Monica Larsen (b. 1977), http://www.njp.no/arkiv/2011-2/monica-larsen/