Dagny Juel, Norway’s “Madonna”

An unusual life, a mysterious death Lori Ann Reinhall Editor-in-chief The Norwegian American There is a permanent exhibit about her life at Kvinnemuseet, the Women’s Musuem in Kongsvinger, Norway, and the museum café there is called Café Dagny. She was immortalized by the world-renowned Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, for whom she stood as a model for several of his most famous works. Described as a “love goddesss,” Dagny Juel Przybyszewska (1867–1901) lived a short and intense life that has taken on mythical proportions. Dagny was born into a we
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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.

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