Swedish American Historian to Present Lecture on Gustaf Fjaestad

Posted on April 11th, 2005 by

On April 25, 2005, Swedish-American art historian Agneta Nordmark will give a lecture on Gustaf Fjaestad at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall located in the Schaefer Fine Arts Center at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Nordmark’s lecture, titled “A Swedish Painter’s Sense of Snow,” will be a discussion on Fjaestad’s (1868-1948) work. Fjaestad, Nordmark’s grandfather, was both an artist and athlete and is perhaps best known for his studies on snow and ice while maintaining his association with the Rackstad colony of artists in Varmland, Sweden.

Fjaestad collaborated with Carl Larsson (1853-1919) on the murals decorating the National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, and also designed tapestries, furniture, and musical instruments.

Sponsored by the Gustavus Department of Scandinavian Studies and the Hillstrom Museum of Art, the event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Paul Norlen at (507) 933-7423 or pnorlen@gustavus.edu.


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