Herbjørn Gausta - From Norway to Minnesota
Dr. Kate Elliott
Friday, 9 am

Herbjørn Gausta was a late nineteenth-century Norwegian-American painter, who immigrated to America in 1867. As an adult, Gausta traveled between Norway and the Upper Midwest, painting portraits of prominent Norwegian-Americans, religious works, and lovely genre scenes depicting life in this region, as well as life back in Norway. Gausta lived near Harmony, MN and is buried in the Greenfield Cemetery there.

Dr. Kate Elliott is currently working on a project concerning Gausta. She was instrumental in creating the exhibit of his work displayed in the Dahl Student Union. Elliott joined the Luther Faculty in 2010, where she is an Assistant Professor of Art History and Curator of the Fine Arts Collection. She teaches Art History courses at Luther.