Enjoy an informational Galleri Talk with two of our Norway House interns from Luther College, Annika Vande Krol and Emily Linder '19.
Herbjørn Gausta was born in 1854 in Vestfjørddalen, Telemark, Norway. At the age of 12, he immigrated to Harmony, Minnesota with his parents and four sisters. Gausta later attended Luther College and was recognized for his talent in drawing by Laur Larsen and Ulrik Vilhem Koren. They helped raise money for Gausta to send him back to Norway to study art in Oslo. Gausta painted genre scenes, portraits of prominent people in the Midwest, and many landscapes from both Norway and the Midwest. Gausta had a close connection to the Decorah area and Minneapolis. He lived in Minneapolis until his death in 1924.
Annika and Emily do collaborative research with Dr. Kate Elliott at Luther College. They will present their research on Herbjørn Gausta. They do investigative research to find Gausta’s paintings around the world. Annika and Emily are creating a catalogue raisonné of Gausta’s paintings.
ARTIST CREDIT: -Going Fishing- Herbjørn Gausta Herbjørn Gausta Norway, 1854-1924, active Norway and United States Going Fishing, 1921 Oil on canvas Courtesy of Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College Gift of Cornelis C. Bjorlee