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Oddvar Breiland About

Mr. Breiland is a native Norweigan whose interest in art began at an earlly age. A decendant from a long line of Norweigan artists and wood carvers, including his father and uncle. Oddvar was encouraged to draw and paint the beautiful landscape of Norway. 2 comments


Oddvar spent several years at sea in the Norweigan Merchant Marines painting ships and seascapes. He immigrated to the United States and served as a combat photographer in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam in the late 1960's. He was awarded the

Bronze Star for heroism. Many of his photographs appeared in Life Magazine many newspapers during this time period.

Today Oddvar resides and paints in East Hampton, Ct. on the glittering shores of Lake Pocotopaug with his wife and fellow artist, Dianne Gorrick. Oils and watercolors are his favorite mediums. His work is collected in Norway and the U.S. He is an artist member of the Mystic Art Center and the Essex Art Association where his work can be viewed.


33 Wangonk Trail
East Hampton
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