Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg says that art is not leisure, but the connection! Arne Bendik Sjur images is a concrete proof of this.

Minister of Culture Ellen Horn

 (Photo: Jo Michael/Riksteatret)

About Arne Bendik Sjur

    From the trip to China - (Click image)

    • Sjur's images engage people in thought and emotion.
      Davidson Galleries USA.

    • Arne Bendik Sjur are among our most prominent graphic artists.
      Galleri 27 Oslo, Norway

    Throughout his art, Arne Bendik Sjur has stuck to graphics and drawing in small, classic formats and mainly drypoint prints. He is one of the most important names in the graphic arts in this country and has also won international response for his distinctive works. 

    Arne Bendik Hofseth - as he was called until 1967 - spent his first childhood years in Oslo, but when he was 9 years old, the family moved to Elverum, and after graduating from artium there, he thought of becoming an architect. A bike ride through Europe with Greece as a destination and a lot of drawing along the way made him think differently, and the pictorial fruits from the trip went home to the admissions committee at the Norwegian School of Crafts and Design in Oslo.

    CV Arne Bendik Sjur

    Born 1941, Oslo, Norway



    • 1967- 2005: 21 exhibitions Galleri 27, Oslo
    • 1970 International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
    • 1973 Oslo Kunstforening
    • 1973 Trondheim kunstforening
    • 1980 Galleri F15, Jeløya
    • 1982-2005: 5 exhibitions Billedgalleriet Varberg, Sweden
    • 1982 Tromsø kunstforening
    • 1985 Stavanger kunstforening
    • 1987 Mors Mössa, Gothenburg, Sweden
    • 1988 Aalesunds kunstforening
    • 1988 Grafiska Sälskapet, Stockholm, Sweden
    • 1989 National Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
    • 1994 Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo
    • 1998 Hå Gamle Prestegård, Nærbø
    • 2000 Stavanger Kunstmuseum
    • 2001 Rogaland Kunstmuseum
    • 2001 Galleri Akademijos, Vilnius, Lithuania
    • 2001 Davidson Galleries, Seatle, USA
    • 2007 Galleri Gann, Stavanger
    • 2008 Norske Grafikere, Oslo
    • 2008 Davidson Galleries, Seatle, USA
    • 2009 Hå Gamle Prestegård, Nærbø
    • 2010 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
    • 2013 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
    • 2013 Kunstverket Hovedøya Galleri, Oslo
    • 2014 Norske Grafikere, Oslo
    • 2014 Buskerud Kunstsenter, Drammen
    • 2015 Norske Grafikere
    • 2016, -17 Kunstverket Galleri
    • 2018 Sverre Malling, Arne Bendik Sjur, Roj Friberg, Louis Moe, Kunstverket Galleri, Oslo.


    PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (in selection) 

    • Museum of Contemporary Art, Norway
    • National Gallery, Norway
    • Ufizzi Gallery, Firenze, Italy
    • National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Göteborg Kunstmuseum, Sweden
    • Arts Council Norway / Norsk Kulturråd.
    • Oslo Kommunes Kunstsamlinger
    • Trondheim Kunstmuseum
    • Bergen Billedgalleri



    • Gold medal The Florence Biennale, Italy, 1968
    • Several  illustrations for books and publications
    Two boats