Author: Mary Jo Thorsheim

Mary Jo Thorsheim, Ph.D., the owner of the Norway Art® importing business for 40 years, was invited to donate a monthly article for The Norwegian American. She welcomes contact by email at or phone at (612) 339-7829. For more information, visit and
Norway Art

Doorway to Norway

Mary Jo Thorsheim of Norway Art collaborates with Max Stevenson of Norway House to invite readers to “come home” to artwork imported from Scandinavia.

a painting of a man fishing with a sailboat in the background

Memorable paintings

To celebrate summer and being out on the water, Mary Jo Thorsheim explores the sport of going fishing through four paintings from Norway Art’s collection.

Jonas Lie

Jonas Lie

The tranquil calm of the harbor paintings by Norwegian artist Jonas Lie brings a refreshing breath of fresh air to these difficult times.


An ultimate valentine

Mary Jo Thorsheim of Norway Art® dives into the story of an ornate mangle carved by a Norwegian sailor in 1789 for his beloved.