(1859 - 1945)
Tarkjel Landsverk was active/lived in Minnesota / Norway. Tarkjel Landsverk is known for stone and wood carving, painter.
Biography Tarkjel Landsverk
Tarkjjel Landsverk was born in Seljord, Telemark, Norway, October 18, 1859, the son of Halvor Landsverk and Margit Gunnarsdotter Rugtveit. Landsverk studied to be a teacher in Kviteseid, Norway, for three years before emigrating to America with his parents in 1884. The family settled in Highland Prairie, near Rushford, Minnesota. In 1897 he purchased his first piece of land and in 1898 married Helga Oian. They farmed for the remainder of their lives although Landsverk also served as a parochial school teacher in Norwegian in area schools from 1886-1907. They were the parents of four children, Margit, Ole, Gunhild, and Halvor. Landsverk died in 1945.
According to Landsverk's son, Ole, "It was in the arts that father's interest
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