Kåre Kivijärvi

Camera artist

KKHOS01829

Kåre Kivijärvi, Hav, 1965.

Henie Onstad Collection. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

Kåre Kivijärvi's photographic style is noted for its stark, sparse imagery.

Date Place
Sal Haaken
KKHOS04463
↑ Kåre Kivijärvi, Min brors hus,1965/1966

Henie Onstad Collection. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

KKHOS04532
↑ Kåre Kivijärvi, Trålegaster, Svalbardbanken 1959

Henie Onstad Collection. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

Kåre Kivijärvi (1938-1991) was born in Hammerfest in the north of Norway into a Kven Family, a family of Finnish ancestry. He studied photography at the Folkwangschule für Gestaltung in Essen, Germany, after working as an apprentice photographer for the newspaper Finnmark Dagblad. In Essen he met Otto Steinert (1915–1978), one of the most important and influential photographers of the post-war period whom he trained under before returning back to Norway.

Kivijärvi's work was the first to be accepted by one of the main annual art exhibition in Norway, the Autumn Exhibition. In this respect it can be said that he contributed to establish photography as a distinct art form in Norway.

Installation shots

  • KK MG 2590

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2632

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2616

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2580

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2574

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2568

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2566

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2558

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2556

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2551

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2544

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2535

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2531

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2526

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2521

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2514

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2500

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

  • KK MG 2496

    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive

From the collection

  • KKHOS04457
    ↑ Kåre Kivijärvi, Gjesværstappene,1966

    Henie Onstad Collection. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

  • KKHOS02174
    ↑ Kåre Kivijärvi

    Henie Onstad Collection. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

  • K Khos02173
    ↑ Kåre Kivijärvi, Nonner i sne

    Henie Onstad Collection. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

  • KKHOS02168
    ↑ Kåre Kivijärvi, Kålhode

    Henie Onstad Collection. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

  • K Khos01835
    ↑ Kåre Kivijärvi, Selvportrett Øst Grønland, 1966

    Henie Onstad Collection. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

  • K Khos01831
    ↑ Fra de store banker 1959/1961

    Henie Onstad Collection. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

  • K Khos01830
    ↑ Kåre Kivijärvi, Solon med torsk, 1965/1966

    Henie Onstad Collection. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

  • Kåre Kivijärvi ─ Camera artist