(1884 - 1961)
Magnus Norstad was active/lived in Minnesota, New York, California / Norway. Magnus Norstad is known for landscape-snowscene painting, illustration, commercial art.
Biography Magnus Norstad
Described as "one of the great mysteries in Minnesota painting", Magnus Norstad is known primarily for one painting, City on a Hill,
a snowscene that won the Silver Medal Award in 1917 for the Third
Annual Exhibition of Northwestern Artists at the St. Paul
Institute. The work is now in the Minnesota Historical Society.
Norstad was born in Bedo, Norway. He later said that as a child
he was so interested in painting that he made brushes from his own
hair. In 1900, when he was age fifteen, he and his family
emigrated to the United States, settling first in Seattle. In
1905, he went to New York City to study at the National Academy of
Design, where he won the Charles Loring Elliot Silver Medal f
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