Sarpsborg, Norway

Kanwal Krishna

Sarpsborg, Norway




12.0 x 18.5 in. / 30.5 x 47.0 cm.


Gouache on paper

In 1952, Kanwal Krishna went to Norway on a government invitation, spending a year, studying and painting, chiefly the country’s Scandinavian landscape. This beautiful snapshot of the row houses in the city of Sarpsborg in Norway catches a snowy evening in expressionist brush strokes—the bare branches of the trees and the snow-covered road and pavements offset by the bright façades of the houses, where smoke escapes the chimneys, indicating living, thriving quarters opposed to the stark winter outside. Also a printmaker, Krishna is best remembered for his landscapes of the mountains, to paint which he travelled extensively.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Landscapes: The Changing Horizon (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 307
Singh, Kishore, ed., India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France (New Delhi: DAG, 2018), p. 241

Sarpsborg, Norway
Sarpsborg, Norway
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