Anders Svor showed really early a remarkable talent for woodcarving and at the age of 17 he travelled to Kristiania (Oslo), where he worked as a wood carver at a piano factory. In 1887 he enrolled at the Copenhagen Academy of Art. His breakthrough came at the Berlin International Art Exhibition in 1891 where he won a gold medal. The Anders Svor Museum was opened in 1953 in his hometown of Hornindal and features 450 of his works. His art is characterised by simple, clean lines and deep authenticity.