The gorgeous century old historic 14 foot altar is all original and in wonderful condition saved from the Zion Norwegian Lutheran Church in Towner North Dakota.
The altar painting is an original oil on canvas done by the late Norwegian artist, Arne Berger dated 1926, whose work is featured in museums from Norway to the Smithsonian. We feel honored to have it displayed at Angels of the Prairie! The baptismal, pulpit and stained glass windows are also from the same congregation!
Around noon, the sun beams through the 120 year old colored glass, just as it did back then!
The history of this beautiful religious set is well documented in the centennial book from the Lutheran North Dakota congregation and found in our Chapel. This includes over a century of weddings, baptisms and prayers in front of this historic altar!
Angels of the Prairie is open to all Christian denominations.
For more on the Altar, Pulpit, Baptismal, Stained Glass Windows and the Oil Painting, please click on this link below..
At Angels of the Prairie, we feel very BLESSED to have one of the late Norwegian Artist Arne Berger's masterpiece's!
Dated 1926, this 5 foot tall, prestine Oil On Canvas has a well documented history.
Some of the late artist's work is featured in St Olaf College, Luther College, Vesterheim Museum and the Art Museum in Oslo Norway, However, there is only a few known religious pieces left.
The painting is of The Good Shepherd and Psalm 23 and is in near perfect condition painted in his typical style of darker undertones, which was common for the era. The history of the painting is documented through the years in the original congregations centennial booklet, which resides in Angels of the Prairie Chapel.
Link to Artists Bio below...
We feel blessed to have been given the Zion Lutherans' centennial books with a well documented history timeline on the beautiful altar set, painting and windows!