The painter, graphics artist, sketch artist and sculptor Ludvig Eikaas was born in Jølster in 1920, but moved to Oslo when he was young. He died, september 2010.
He was known, among other things, as one of the first innovators of non-figurative art in Norway. He was also known for his many portraits and self-portraits.
The old dairy factory at Ålhus was purchased and transformed into a modern art gallery, to house the collection of artworks gifted by Ludvig Eikaas to the municipality. This collection now numbers more than 800 works of art. The gallery opened in 1994 and has diverse exhibitions all year round.
Eikaas Gallery is Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum's largest gallery, where we focus on representative exhibitions of national and international significance and quality in combination with profiling of the host collection.
Sale of original graphics, cards, books etc. Café with light dishes and refreshments indoors and outdoors. Eikaas Gallery is situated in Ålhus, just by Regional road E39, and Jølstravatn lake. Close by is a pleasant picnic/bathing spot and good parking.