Aadnes, Peder Pedersen
Norwegian, 18th century, male.
Born 16 August 1739, in Land; died 1792, in Ringerike.
Painter. Allegorical subjects, portraits, landscapes with figures.
Although his father was a farmer, as a young man Aadnes showed an obvious interest in the fine arts. In January 1770 he was sent to Christiania (now Oslo) to study with the well-known portrait painter Christian Tonning, from whom he acquired the basic techniques. In ...