Folk Art Rosemaling Wooden Wall Plaque Violet Christophersen Original Toleware. This is a beautiful large wood Rosemaling wall dish in polychrome colors.Inspired by Scandinavian art, this artist lived in Wisconsin and created a movement. This piece is in vintage good condition with a few gloss pops, aged patina. Has the original wall hanger.
July 13 1889 - April 25 1953. As told by Violet: Thus began an exciting career in rosemaling. Ethel Kvalheim, Agnes Rykken, and myself were the first three rosemalers to win Gold Medals at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, which was first inaugurated in 1968.
In 1970, I was a participant in the first-of-its-kind rosemaling tour in Norway sponsored by Vesterheim. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet my husband's relatives in Oslo. Some of my works traveled to Norway in 1975 in the first traveling exhibition of American Gold Medalist Rosemaling.In 1979, it was my privilege to prepare a Christmas card design for Vesterheim. Her work is featured at a number of Museums including the Wisconsin Folk Museum. Violet Christensen is the winner of numerous Awards for her art including. 1967 Red ribbon for a bowl. 1967 Red ribbon for a stool.
1967 Red ribbon for a plate. 1968 Red ribbon for a plate. 1968 White ribbon for a chest.
1969 Red ribbon for a bentwood box. The Rosemaling in the Upper Midwest - Museum Project. Funding from the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission supported the establishment of an exhibit at the Wisconsin Folk Museum in 1989. The exhibit focused on the role of Per Lysne of Stoughton, in Dane County, Wisconsin, and Vesterheim, the Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa, in the art form's revival. It featured the work of the Dane County area's locally-inspired "community" rosemalers as well as 20 of the then 31 Vesterheim Gold Medalist rosemalers from the Upper Midwest.
A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (Folk Arts) resulted in the publication of Phil Martin's. Rosemaling in the Upper Midwest: A Story of Region and Revival. In 1989, which fleshed out the exhibit's format. The Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Division holds the artifacts, and most photographs, negatives, and slides associated with this project. Most of the 4x5 color transparencies are studio photographs that appeared in the book, and show the work of Gladys Fossum, Verna Spaanem, and Gold Medalists Violet Christophersen, Ethel Kvalheim, Irene Lamont, Susan Louthain, and Vi Thode.Images of Nordic Fest, a rosemaled Stoughton Laundromat, rosemaled skis and furniture can be found. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Plaques & Signs".
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