You can buy this original, signed oil painting for just $55 as part of the Spring Ting Auction to help support one of my favorite museums the American Swedish Museum in Philadelphia, PA.
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April 24th - May 9th
Dala Horses are considered a charming icon of Swedish culture, I love their bright color and flowery kurbits style decorative painting.
The Dala horse I painted for this piece is (center), and was bought at Swede Things in America in Cape May, New Jersey in 2010. It comes from the Nils Olsson Hemslöjd factory in Sweden. The other two were carried over by my great-grandparents from Sweden to America.
Originally, they Dala horses were toys, said to be created for long Swedish winters. For me, these little horses are a reminder of the hardships not only my great-grandparents faced, but all immigrants in coming to America.