Born into the fifth generation of a family of goldsmiths, her career path was practically predetermined. Upon her graduation in 1945, she worked as a designer for the family firm, J. Tostrup in Oslo. A true internationalist, she took on several important roles in designer organisations, and became close friends with the leading figures within the design and architect circles. She would become one of Norway’s most revered designers and enamel artists.
The exhibition will feature the museum’s extensive collection of her works. Among the works on display will be a large part of her collection for the 1954 Milan Triennale, for which she was awarded the Grand Prix; several notable enamel works from the period 1950-1990 and a vast number of her jewellery – most of which were bequeathed to the museum in 2010.
Today, Grete Prytz Kittelsen’s works are in great demand internationally. This exhibition offers the public an opportunity to become more familiar with her oeuvre.