Arne K. Berger papers, circa 1905 and 1926

Title

Arne K. Berger papers, circa 1905 and 1926

Description

Papers of an artist born in Valdres who worked in Decorah, Portland, and Minneapolis. Two catalogs (about 1905 and 1926) include reproductions of portraits, landscapes, and altar pieces. Berger painted many portraits of church, academic, and political leaders.
According to Carl G. O. Hansen ("My Minneapolis," p. 174), Berger was born in Valdres, 1872, came to Minneapolis at the turn of the century; was in Decorah, Iowa for a few years, going from there to the West Coast. He had a studio in Portland, Oregon, where in a few years he turned out more than 60 altar pieces and a number of portraits. In 1917 he moved to Minneapolis. In addition to portraits and altar pieces, he did landscapes (often picturizations of pioneer life) and genre painting. He died in Minneapolis, 1951.

Date

circa 1905 and 1926

Rights

Rights undetermined.

Type

Catalogs

Identifier

P0036

Citation

Berger, Arne K., 1872-1951, “Arne K. Berger papers, circa 1905 and 1926,” Norwegian-American Historical Association , accessed April 11, 2021, https://naha.omeka.net/items/show/2172.