Jean Heiberg (1884-1976)
Jean Heiberg (1884-1976), Norwegian painter who studied under Matisse in Paris in the early 1900s. Heiberg is considered the most prominent proponent in Norway of the artistic style introduced by Matisse. Heiberg worked for many years as a professor at the National Academy of Art in Oslo and, by doing so, characterized Norwegian painting during the post-WWII era. He also played a key role in industrial design with his original design of Ericsson's bakelite telephone.