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Kjell Nupen
Born (1955-09-05)September 5, 1955
Kristiansand, Norway
Died March 12, 2014(2014-03-12) (aged 58)
Kristiansand, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Area(s) artist
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Kjell Nupen (September 5, 1955 – March 12, 2014) was a Norwegian contemporary artist. During the 1980s he removed people from his pictures and replaced them with motifs from nature.

His later paintings are focused on themes such as calmness. He became especially known for the colour Nupen blue in which he used a lot of in his paintings.

Besides being a figurative painter he was a respected graphic artist. Most of his paper art is within etching, lithography and wood-block print. In this field he has worked as mentor for several other artists. His art can be found in museums and major art collections both in and outside Norway.

Though Kjell Nupen did see himself as a painter first and foremost, he worked with many different mediums such as granite, ceramic, glass, steel and bronze.

Nupen was born in Kristiansand, Norway. He died there on March 12, 2014 from cancer, aged 58.

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