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Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943; real name Gustav Thorsen) – a Norwegian sculptor, a pupil of Rodin. He is known especially for his symbolic and secessionist works. He produced busts and statues of such figures as Henryk Ibsen, Knut Hamsun and Alfred Nobel. Vigeland’s idée fixe was the sculpture-horticultural composition in Frogner Park (known as Vigeland Park) in Oslo, which he worked on for half his life. This consists of 212 sculptures, crowned by the monumental Monolitten.