Gunnar Danbolt

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Gunnar Danbolt, 2007.

Gunnar Danbolt (born 9 March 1940) is a Norwegian art historian.

He was born in Bergen, the son of merchant Odd Gauslaa Danbolt (1902–1991) and Astrid A. Knudsen (1903–1996). In 1968, he married art historian Hjørdis Hauge.[1]

He graduated from the University of Bergen with the cand.mag. degree in 1968, and took the degree (PhD equivalent) in 1971. He was a research assistant at the University of Bergen from 1972 to 1973 and NAVF fellow from 1973 to 1976. He was a research fellow at the University of Bergen from 1976 to 1978, docent from 1979 to 1984 and professor from 1984 to his retirement. From 1985 to 1986 he was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge.[1]

He was a board member of the National Gallery of Norway from 1983 to 1987, the Norwegian Museum of Contemporary Art from 1994 and of the Arts Council Norway from 1992 to 1996.[1] He was decorated with the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 2007.


  1. ^ a b c Nordhagen, Per Jonas. "Gunnar Danbolt". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 December 2010.