Grete Prytz Kittelsen 1917-2010
Grete Prytz Kittelsen (1917-2010) was a Norwegian goldsmith, enamel artist and designer and is regarded as "the queen of Scandinavian design." Her sphere of influence in the history of decorative art and design stretches from the Scandinavian Design period, 1945 - 1965 to today. She was an artist with an exceptionally broad scope, she designed jewelry and one-of-a-kind silver articles for her family 's long-established Oslo firm, J. Tostrup, as well as beautiful utilitarian items in enameled steel and cast iron that found their way into thousands of homes worldwide. As a jewelry artist, she produced a large and innovative range of pieces challenging the view of jewelry as mere decoration in the era of modernism.