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Nona Bymark Soderlind Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-13

Collection Scope

Of particular note are early photographs of the Academy of Art, including interior views of Carl Milles’s studio. The scrapbook also contains correspondence with Carl Milles.

Dates

  • 1936 - 1936

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.

History

Nona Bymark Soderlind was born Elenora Maria Bymark on July 16, 1900 in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, a small community largely populated by Swedish immigrants. Her parents, John Pete Samuel Bymark and Maria Elizabeth Magnason immigrated about 1880. The family relocated to Minneapolis by 1915, and Nona graduated from East High in 1918. She then attended Minneapolis Art School for two years (1920 and 1922), where she studied sculpture under Charles S. Wells (1872-1956). She also studied art at the University of Minnesota under Samuel Chatwood Burton (1881-1947); and returned for another semester of study at the Minneapolis Art School in 1927. She exhibited her work at the Minnesota Institute of Art, where she won numerous awards, as well as at the Minnesota State Fair. Nona married Ragnar Soderlind, a physician and surgeon, and they had three children. In 1936, Carl Milles offered Nona the opportunity to study sculpture with him at Cranbrook, which she did for one month in the winter of 1936. Nona died in 1952.

Extent

.2 Linear Feet (1 MS)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Nona Bymark Soderlind was born Elenora Maria Bymark on July 16, 1900, in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, a small community largely populated by Swedish immigrants. The family relocated to Minneapolis by 1915. She attended Minneapolis Art School for two years (1920 and 1922), where she studied sculpture under Charles S. Wells (1872-1956). She also studied art at the University of Minnesota under Samuel Chatwood Burton (1881-1947); and returned for another semester of study at the Minneapolis Art School in 1927. She exhibited her work at the Minnesota Institute of Art, where she won numerous awards, as well as at the Minnesota State Fair. Nona married Ragnar Soderlind, a physician and surgeon, and they had three children. In 1936, Carl Milles offered Nona the opportunity to study sculpture with him at Cranbrook, which she did for one month in the winter of 1936. Nona died in 1952. The collection consists of one scrapbook. Of particular note are early photographs of the Academy of Art, including interior views of Carl Milles’s studio. The scrapbook also contains correspondence with Carl Milles.

Arrangement

The collection contains one scrapbook.

Acquisition

Donated to the Archives by Phillip Soderlind.

Related Materials

Carl Milles Papers (1989-13)

Minneapolis College of Art and Design General Collection (2013-001), Alumni and Faculty Subject Files

Processing History

Leslie S. Edwards, March 2012.
Title
Guide to the Nona Bymark Soderlind Scrapbook
Status
Completed
Author
Leslie S. Edwards
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository

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