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Øyvind Rauset
(1953 - living) Norway

Øyvind Rauset

Graphic artist, composer and musician

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Educated at the Art Academy of Oslo, he had his debut at the State Autumn Exibition in 1973. He participated in and organised the first Scandinavian exhibition of gay and lesbian art, "Night and Day", in oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm (1985).

Øyvind Rauset

His main form is portraits and other drawings, often dwelling on the role of the modern boy and man. As a musician, Rauser has participated in the nationally famed folk-rock groups Folque and Ym-Stammen. As a solo artist he has written music for TV and films.

Øyvind Rauset

In 1997 he was elected Norwegian cultural ambassador to ILGA, and was awarded the Swedish Tupilak Prize.

Øyvind Rauset

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Source: excerpts from: Aldrich R. & Wotherspoon G., Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History, from WWII to Present Day, Routledge, London, 2001

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