Danish-American Artist Series presents: Silverwork of Yngve Olsson

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Yngve Olsson (1896-1970) immigrated from Denmark in 1918. By 1920, he was working for the Kalo Shop in Chicago - an Arts and Crafts style workshop that designed and created silver jewelry, tablewares, and housewares. He was a master craftsman, known especially for his chased and engraved decoration that often took the form of flowers and leaves. For 50 years he was a leading member of the Kalo Shop team, in addition to working out of his home workshop. This exhibition presents several original pieces made by Yngve Olsson, as well as his tools, design drawings, and photographs of other works.

On view August 6, 2011, through January 8, 2012.