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 mjtmng@gmail.com or phone at (612) 339-7829. For more information, visit www.norwayartonline.com and norwayartoriginals.com.
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.

mangle

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.

Monet Sandvika

The French connection

When we think of Monet, our thoughts naturally drift to Paris—but Norway? Explore a famous painting of Sandvika with Dr. Mary Jo Thorsheim of Norway Art®.