northernness: The state or quality of being northern
Art of the North reflects Lake Superior’s beauty, environment, history, and people, and includes the regions of far north Alaska and Canada. The artists at Sivertson Gallery express this northernness through their art—in the animals, landscapes, history, unique lifestyle, and community they capture.
We have hundreds of prints and originals for sale, and new art is added every month. We represent new and upcoming artists, as well as nationally-known artists who have been with us for 40 years.
Click on any image below to learn about an artist and view their work.
Rick has been an artist and printmaker for over 30 years. He grew up in Duluth, Minnesota, and studied history at St. Olaf College and the University of Chicago before veering from the scholarly path and attending the Rhode Island … view work
Betsy Bowen makes woodblock prints from her studio in a former Grand Marais, Minnesota, Lutheran church. Her art shows us a glimpse of life in the north woods, and her prints illustrate many books for children and adults. Originally from … view work
Jim Brandenburg developed a love of nature and the environment from his upbringing on a rural prairie in southwestern Minnesota. Brandenburg attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he majored in art history and began his career as a photographer … view work
Shelley is a landscape painter from Foxboro, Wisconsin. She is mainly self-taught and has been painting for over 40 years, initially with watercolor, now primarily with acrylic on canvas. Many of her pieces focus on the storms and effects of heavy … view work
Christian Dalbec lives in Two Harbors, Minnesota. On a typical morning he wakes before sunrise and drives along still-dark Highway 61, eventually stopping at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. There, he enters cold Lake Superior wearing a helmet, wetsuit, snorkel, … view work
Dave paints northern Minnesota landscapes with a free-flowing style infused with emotion and color, expressing his love for the place he calls home. He studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the University of New Mexico, and Yale … view work
Aaron paints from memory, sharing his experiences visually through the landscapes of northern Minnesota: birch, maple and evergreen forests, abundant wildlife, breathtaking vistas. His distinctive technique utilizes a singular brushstroke in vivid color on a black canvas—a work of light … view work
Marian was a professional graphic designer for 25 years, many of those spent collaborating with her husband, printmaker Rick Allen. In 2003 they started The Kenspeckle Letterpress together, in Duluth, Minnesota, and in 2009, after years of doing client work, … view work
Tim’s wildlife art was born from Lake Superior’s waters and surrounding wilderness. At an early age he was keen to observe the creatures around him, which eventually led him to the biological science field. That space brought him closer both … view work
Nancy is well known for her work featuring wildflowers from the Gunflint Trail, where she lives with her husband and owns Hungry Jack Outfitters. Living deep in the wilderness, she takes her inspiration from nature. Nancy grew up in the … view work
Neil strives to capture the feeling and essence of a particular day when he paints; on Lake Superior, every day is different. His “prismatic palette” is subtle and has roots in the Impressionist era. Neil often paints on location and … view work
Raised as a third generation commercial fisherman on Isle Royale, Howard worked hard harvesting trout and herring from the cold waters of Lake Superior. Those impressions and experiences inspired his studies at the Minneapolis School of Art and the University … view work
Liz has lived near Lake Superior most of her life. Currently she resides just over the hill from Grand Marais in a small house/studio. Her easel stands at the window with a big view where she paints whimsical and richly-colored … view work
Adam’s paintings use humans, animals, and scientific tools to stress our connection with the natural world. After majoring in art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, he traveled to Antarctica working for the National Science Foundation. Living in that extreme landscape … view work
Anishinaabe painter Roy Thomas (1949-2004) was one of the most influential aboriginal artists in Canada, and was famous for paintings of colorful totemic animals. He grew up in Longlac, Ontario, and like other Native youth of his generation, was forced … view work
Kari is a painter, printmaker, and illustrator of children’s books using watercolor and ink, working in both traditional and modern techniques. Her images convey the storytelling capability of art: “I see story everywhere,” Kari says. “I savor chance encounters in … view work
Dan is a landscape artist working in watermedia, capturing his love of the natural world. He paints both en plein air and in his Red Wing, Minnesota, studio. Dan trained as a graphic designer (with a BA from Iowa State … view work
Decades ago, Jan Sivertson traveled to far north Canada and Alaska and brought the work of Inuit sculptors and Cape Dorset printmakers back to her small Grand Marais, Minnesota gallery. Today, Sivertson Gallery is widely known for its extraordinary collection … view work
We’ve been focused on art of the north from our first casual gallery started in Howard Sivertson’s basement 40 years ago, to Jan Sivertson’s destination galleries open today in Grand Marais and Duluth, Minnesota. “Art of the north” reflects Lake … view work