The Art of Ethel Kvalheim

The Art of Ethel Kvalheim


DVD length: 28 minutes

Brilliant, full-color photography of Kvalheim and her work with a soundtrack that combines Kvalheim’s first-person narrative and Norwegian-American music. Kvalheim’s rosemaling (decorative painting on wood) is admired throughout the United States and Europe.

Folk artist Ethel Kvalheim has received the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the Norwegian government’s St. Olav Medal, and Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum’s Gold Medal in Rosemaling.

“Fine examples of a traditional folk art”Library Journal

"Breathtakingly beautiful with remarkable color saturation and exquisite detail; very high intellectual quality and production standards"Practical Historian

"Beautifully presented"School Library Journal

"Beautifully done"Vesterheim Rosemaling Letter

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