Paintings and companion stories by award-winning artist Howard Sivertson. Published by Wisconsin Folk Museum, 1992. Hardcover, 111 pages.
Howard Sivertson’s autobiographical first book focuses on the life he was born into—growing up in a fishing family on the remote island of Lake Superior’s Isle Royale. In the accompanying 40 beautiful and detailed paintings, he depicts seasons and holidays, boats of all kinds, and the buildings. All show a beautiful world of family togetherness as it used to be.
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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 of Minnesota. He then spent 25 years in commercial art before settling in Grand Marais, where he has been painting and writing ever since. Howard works primarily in watercolor and oils either on location or in his studio. Both a landscape and narrative artist, he paints the scenes and historical tales of the North Shore, Isle Royale, and the BWCA. "Artists are natural storytellers using painted pictures instead of word pictures."
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