The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Dietrichson, Lorentz Henrik Segelcke
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Dietrichson, Lorentz Henrik Segelcke
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DIETRICHSON, Lorentz Henrik Segelcke, Norwegian poet and historian of art and literature: b. Bergen, 1 Jan. 1834. While an undergraduate in the University of Christiania, he composed many clever student songs which were collected and published in 1859. For a time he served as instructor at Upsala and subsequently for three years was secretary to the Norwegian minister at Rome. On his return he became connected with the administration of the Stockholm National Museum. He was appointed professor in the Academy of Arts, Stockholm, in 1869 and six years later removed to Christiania as professor of the history of art. He published several volumes mostly dealing with Norwegian art in the Middle Ages. He published the poem, ‘0laf Liljekrans’ in 1857 and ‘Kivleslatten’ in 1859; ‘Didactic Poetry in the North’ (1860); ‘The Art of Wood Sculpture in Norway’ (1879).