Who was Pauline Fjelde?

Who was Pauline Fjelde? What was her claim to fame? MARY JO THORSHEIM Norway Art® Pauline Gerhardine Fjelde was a talented and versatile artist. She was a painter, textile artist, weaver, tailor, and an accomplished needleworker, who gained fame because of her embroidery.  She studied in Norway, Denmark, and Paris, where her focus was tapestry art. In 1887, Pauline and her brother Jacob immigrated to Minneapolis, where brother Oswald was already living. The next year, their sister, Thomane, brother Herman, and their mother, Claudine, followed them. Wave the flag for Pauline’s fame! Pauline and her sister, Thomane, were commissioned to embroider the first official Minnesota state flag. It was exhibited at the 1893 World’s Columbian Expo
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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.

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