Lars Olavson Fletre
(1904 - 1977)
Lars Olavson Fletre was active/lived in Illinois / Norway. Lars Fletre is known for sculpture, design, engraving, decoration.
Biography Lars Olavson Fletre
Lars Olavson Fletre (June 22, 1904 – September 9, 1977) was a prominent Norwegian-American designer and sculptor. He was born in Vossestrand, Voss, Hordaland, Norway. He was the youngest of seven children born to Ola Oddson Fletre and Kristine Olsdatter ytre Kvårmo.
Lars Fletre immigrated to Chicago in 1923 and attended the Chicago Art Institute from 1925 until 1931. He returned to Norway to marry Helen Svensson Fletre whom he had first met in Chicago. The couple lived in Norway from 1934 to 1954. From 1941 to 1950 he worked as a designer, engraver and decorator for Hadeland Glassverk factory in Jevnaker.
He and his family returned to the United States in 1954, where they resided in Chicago. Both Lars Fletre and Helen Svensso
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