Thoralf Klouman

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Thoralf Klouman

Thoralf Klouman ca. 1930 - Oslo Museum - OB.F06126b.jpg

Klouman ca. 1930
Born(1890-04-26)26 April 1890
Innvik, Norway
Died 17 May 1940(1940-05-17) (aged 50)
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation actor and satirical illustrator

Thoralf Klouman (26 April 1890 17 May 1940) was a Norwegian satirical illustrator and actor.


Personal life

Thoralf Klouman was born in the village Innvik in the district of Nordfjord as the son of physician Hans Henrik Gerhard Klouman and Regina Augusta Emilie Uchermann. His father died when Thoralf was two years old, and the family then moved to Kristiania. He was married to actress Borghild Johannessen, and was a brother-in-law of actor Hauk Aabel. [1]

Innvik Former Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Innvik is a former municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway. Innvik is located in the present-day Stryn Municipality, encompassing about the western third of the present municipality. Innvik included both sides of the Nordfjorden, from Randabygda in the west to just west of the village of Stryn. It stretched from the border with Hornindal Municipality in the north, through the Oldedalen valley all the way to the Jostedalsbreen glacier in the south.

Nordfjord District in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Nordfjord is a traditional district of Norway.

Oslo Place in Østlandet, Norway

Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Founded in the year 1040 as Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 reduced its influence, and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 it functioned as a co-official capital. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. The city's name was spelled Kristiania between 1877 and 1897 by state and municipal authorities. In 1925 the city was renamed Oslo.


Klouman made his stage debut in 1908 at Fahlstrøms Theater in Kristiania, in Rubens' and Hurgon's musical comedy Miss Hook of Holland . He toured with Det Nye Teater, and was appointed at Trondhjems nationale Scene in 1911. From 1916 to 1931 he played at Centralteatret, from 1931 to 1936 he was at Det Nye Teater, and later at Carl Johan Teatret. He participated in films, such as To levende og en død from 1937. He wrote a comedy for children, Drømmen til Radioland og dit pepperen gror, which was staged at Nationaltheatret in 1925. [1]

Paul Rubens (composer) composer

Paul Alfred Rubens was an English songwriter and librettist who wrote some of the most popular Edwardian musical comedies of the early twentieth century. He contributed to the success of dozens of musicals.

<i>Miss Hook of Holland</i> musical

Miss Hook of Holland is an English musical comedy in two acts, with music and lyrics by Paul Rubens with a book by Austen Hurgon and Rubens. The show was produced by Frank Curzon and opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 31 January 1907, running for a very successful 462 performances. It starred Harry Grattan and Isabel Jay.

Trondhjems nationale Scene was a theatre that opened in Trondhjem in 1911, and closed in 1927. The theatre's first artistical director was Thora Hansson, from 1911 to 1913. The opening performance was held on 15 September 1911, with Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's play Sigurd Jorsalfar with Grieg's music, and Ibsen's play Fruen fra Havet was performed the next day. The theatre performed eighteen different plays the first season.

Klouman studied drawing at the Academy of Arts in Kristiania in 1914. He delivered satirical illustrations to the newspapers Dagbladet , Tidens Tegn and Aftenposten . Selected illustrations were issued in the collections Ondskap from 1912, Karikaturer from 1917, Tidens tegner from 1922 and Kloumans karikaturer from 1925. [1] [2] More than sixty of his caricatures are used in Rønneberg's monography on the first fifty years of Nationaltheatret. [3] He was among the pioneers of animation film in Norway, [2] and produced the animation film Admiral Palads in 1917, about the American president Woodrow Wilson. [1]

Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts art school in Oslo

The Norwegian National Academy of Arts is a Norwegian Academy offering studies in the area of Fine Art. The Academy currently offers 3-year bachelor and 2-year MA programmes. The "Norwegian National Academy of the Arts" is still referred to simply as Kunstakademiet or the Art Academy amongst both Staff and students.

<i>Dagbladet</i> Norwegian daily newspaper

Dagbladet is one of Norway's largest newspapers and has 1,400,000 daily readers on mobile, web and paper.

<i>Tidens Tegn</i>

Tidens Tegn is a former Norwegian newspaper, issued in Oslo from 1910 to 1941.

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  1. 1 2 3 4 Berg, Thoralf. "Thoralf Klouman". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 24 November 2009.
  2. 1 2 "Thoralf Klouman". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 24 November 2009.
  3. Rønneberg, Anton (1949). Nationaltheatret gjennom femti år (in Norwegian). Oslo: Gyldendal.