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Decorah resident is researching Gausta paintings this summer

Posted: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 11:14 AM
Annika Vande Krol

Luther College junior and Decorah resident Annika Vande Krol is spending her summer researching Herbjorn Gausta paintings.

Gausta had a very close relationship with Luther College and the surrounding area of the Decorah community. Vande Krol is working with Luther associate professor of art history Kate Elliott on "Locating, Identifying, and Analyzing the Painted Works of Herbjorn Gausta." 

While many of Gausta's works are located on campus and at Vesterheim Museum, Vande Krol is working to pinpoint where more paintings are located, both in the United States and globally. She has been contacting individuals to gain more insight on where other works are as well as more information on Gausta himself.

Annika is the daughter of Scott and Kris Vande Krol of Decorah.  She is a 2015 graduate of Decorah High School who is majoring in Nordic studies at Luther, with a minor in museum studies.

"Mending the Nets" is a Gausta painting in the Luther collection