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Invited by Elisabeth Kjösnes from Oslo, he moves for 7 months to Holmedal on Dalsfjord in Norway. Six months blue sky, «Jahrhundertsommer». He paints water-colors and goes fishing. The neighbour Klara cooks and bakes bread for him. He gets the news of the «Prager Frühling». He is glued to the radio. Regular visits to farmer Jens Engebö and his horse at his lonely farm to eat his special sour cream. Jens Engebö is painting too.
Sudden death of his 59-year-old father. His father was the head orderly at the Bürgerspital in Basel.
In the middle of his stay in Holmedal, he dreams that his father has died. He books the next plane and as he arrives in Basel, he is told by his family that father had an aneurisym in the brain. He visits him as he lay unconscious in the hospital. He could not say good-bye to his father which was hard on him.
He returns to Holmedal in Norway. Goes Salmon fishing at Sognfjord. With Urle by ship from the Russian border the whole length of the Norwegian coast.
Exhibition at the Gräber Gallery in Freiburg, Germany. Meets Gottlieb Guntern.
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