ELMER BERGE

 

 

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

$250 Landscape oil on board 12" x 16"

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

$750 Black Hills signed oil on canvas 24" x 30"

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

$700 West Coast of Norway signed 1947 oil on canvas 24" x 30"

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

$700 Landscape signed oil on canvas 23.5" x 31.5"

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

SOLD Still Life (flowers) signed oil on canvas 20" x 20"

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

SOLD still life - grapes signed oil on board 11" x 15"

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

SOLD Shoreline scene signed oil on canvas 20x30

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

SOLD Winter Landscape signed oil on canvas 12" x 16"

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

SOLD North Shore signed oil on canvas 24" x 30"

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

SOLD St. Croix Rapids at Taylor Falls signed 1950 oil on board 14" x 18"

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

SOLD Landscape signed oil on canvas 24x30

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

SOLD Lake Superior signed oil on canvas 22 x 30

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Elmer Berge
Elmer Berge

SOLD Autumn Grandeur signed oil on canvas 24x30

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Elmer S. Berge (1892-1956)

 

Elmer Berge was a well-known Norwegian-American (Minnesota) contemporary landscape and marine artist.  He was born on Finnoy Island, Norway, July 6, 1892.  As a young child, he showed a strong interest in art and began studying it when he was eight years old. He emigrated to the United Sates around 1910 via Ellis Island, and settled in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and lived in that area until 1918.  

 

From 1918 - 1922, Berge returned to Norway and studied under the English painter Matthew Williams Thompson.  He traveled around Norway, painting the fjords and varied Norwegian landscapes.  

 

After his travels to Norway, Berge settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota and continued to paint.  His oil paintings of Minnesota landscapes and water scenes brought him some fame and his work was in the Minnesota State fairs of 1932 and 1936, where he won awards both years.  

 

He painted with several well known Minnesota artists such as Cameron Booth and Frederic Calhoun.  Berge was a member of the Swedish Institute in Minneaplois and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  

 

He died unexpectedly in Minneapolis on March 3, 1956 shortly after he returned from an art exhibit he had in Rochester, Minnesota.