Morten Krohg (b. 1937 in Oslo) belongs to the generation of Norwegian artists that broke with the late modernist art to find new alternatives in the radical art and politics of the 1960s and 70s. Influenced by Robert Rauschenberg, Pop – art and Nouvelle Réalisme, he turned from pure painting to the use of materials in assemblages. He was a member of the artist group GRAS (1969–74), printing silk screens and posters with political engagement. Since then he has worked with combinations of painting, different materials, photo and text, within an existential and narrative context.
During the 1970s, Krohg participated in the planning of new democratic and functional organisations, and was chairman of the board of directors of the major art hall House of Artists in Oslo (1966–69), and chairman of the Norwegian Biennale Committee (1980–84). In 1973–79, he was in charge of the developement of the Art Academy in Bergen, where he was principal for 11 years in total. During 1997–2007, he was a professor in aesthetics at Oslo University Colle