This large-format, hardcover, all-color art book records many of the life-long artistic accomplishments of Olive Jensen Nordby. The 37 woodcut prints and 10 paintings reproduced in the volume demonstrate Nordby’s love of nature, light, color, and form.
The 120-page volume grew out of a privately printed 2011 publication of the same name that was edited by Jay L. Jensen and Ingrid M. Jensen and includes an interview with the artist. It was published by the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library in Madison, Wisconsin.
The daughter of Norwegian immigrants to Minnesota, Olive Nordby has enjoyed a long career as both artist and philanthropist. Her sensitive hand-colored woodcuts have gained a wide following and national recognition, winning many awards at juried exhibitions. Majoring in art at St. Olaf College, Nordby did post-graduate work at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the St. Paul School of Art, and studied printmaking at the Madison Vocational and Technical School in Madison, Wisconsin.