Gifts, 2009 (digital collage), Skogrand, Trygve (Contemporary Artist) / Private Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library
Trygve Skogrand was born in the late 60's as the son of a country dean, and grew up in the beautiful Norwegian countryside. This peaceful childhood have influenced his art with the longing for harmony and a serene beauty. Skogrand originally educated and worked as a Civil Engineer in City Planning, before re-educating as a visual artist in his early thirties. His art has been exhibited in widely in Norway, and been published as two art books. In addition to his work as a contemporary artist, Skogrand writes and illustrates children's picture books, and designs glassware and book covers. He currently lives and works in the town of Malmö in the south of Sweden.