Acanthus-carved trunk © 2004 Marlyn Langseth Acanthus-carved trunk © 2004 Marlyn Langseth

Gold Medal In: Woodworking, 2004

  • Life Dates Born 1933, Glyndon, Minnesota
  • Occupation Woodworker
  • Residence at Time of Award Minneiska, Minnesota

Ribbons

  • 2001 Red ribbon for a kubbestol
  • 2001 White ribbon for a kubbestol
  • 2002 Red ribbon for a kubbestol
  • 2002 White ribbon for a kubbestol
  • 2004 Red ribbon for an acanthus-carved trunk

Artist Statement

My mother and her brother, Paul Agrimson, started my woodcarving career in 1985. My uncle gave me a kubbestol blank to carve! Our tools were hand-made from old files and saw blades. I soon realized, being a slow-learning Norwegian, it would take several lifetimes to carve the acanthus style. That began the search for carving classes. I have learned from 11 instructors in subjects that range from carving to painting in the Norwegian tradition. After retirement in 1990, I opened a woodcarving shop in Minneiska, Minnesota, and still enjoy the challenge and taking more classes.

2008

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