Audio Recording Interview with Reidar Rosenvinge regarding Rosemåling and Norwegian art in Chicago, Illinois, part 1

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Title
Interview with Reidar Rosenvinge regarding Rosemåling and Norwegian art in Chicago, Illinois, part 1
Contributor Names
Lund, Jens, 1946- (Collector)
Rosenvinge, Reidar (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, May 21, 1977
Subject Headings
-  Norwegian Americans
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  Illinois -- Chicago
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Mr. Reidar Rosenvinge, part 1
-  Part 1 of 2-part interview with Reidar Rosenvinge, 5820 W. Henderson, Chicago 60634, regarding Rosemalinq (flower-painting) and Norwegian art in Chicago; initial segment of recordings is poor quality, improves as recording proceeds; Reidar Rosenvinge is an active painter and teacher of painting specializing in Rosemaling; interview recorded at the Norway Center, 2350 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago 60647; topics include Rosenvinge’s immigration and origins, early training as an artist, childhood artistic activities, father's influence, training at Technical Institute in Oslo, occupation in Chicago (working for W.P. Nelson), places painted in Chicago, working for Marshall Field, more occupational history, the teaching, resumption, and history of Rosemaling, revival of Rosemaling in US and its return to Norway, survival as a folk art in rural Norway, Rosenvinge’s reasons for taking up the craft, influence on other Chicago Rosemalere (artists), methods of teaching Rosemaling, steps in process, use of pigments and their availability, templates and designs, competitive shows , resurgence of Rosemaling among youth, definition of talent, mixing of paints, children Rosemaling, artistic traditions in family, famous Norwegian painters in Chicago, Norwegian love of nature's influence on art, Norwegians in building trades, housepainters also artists, other trade-related talents, importance of perfection, cabinetmaking activities, restoration work, some for W.P. Nelson, stencilling and stencil-cutting.
Medium
audiocassette, C-90
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20607a
MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0657
Field Project Identifier: CH77-T084-C
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Lund, Jens, and Reidar Rosenvinge. Interview with Reidar Rosenvinge regarding Rosemåling and Norwegian art in Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20607a/.

APA citation style:

Lund, J. & Rosenvinge, R. (1977) Interview with Reidar Rosenvinge regarding Rosemåling and Norwegian art in Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20607a/.

MLA citation style:

Lund, Jens, and Reidar Rosenvinge. Interview with Reidar Rosenvinge regarding Rosemåling and Norwegian art in Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20607a/>.

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