Art History...click on the book cover's below to purchase.
"Daddy Was An Artist" is the life and times of Henry Lorentzen, celebrated North Dakota Artist. Yvonne (Lorentzen) McGuire invites the reader into the humble farm home of her self-taught artist father and beloved mother Grace with their four children on the windswept prairie of North Dakota. Fully illustrated in black and white photographs, ink sketches and clippings, this amazing archive of historical facts with a sentimental narrative will delight the reader. The Lorentzen family saga is one that spans two continents as the exciting details of Henry's Norwegian sea-faring father and grandfather are explored. Driven by his artistic gift, Henry takes the road less traveled when he pursues his dream of being the artist that records the rugged beauty of North Dakota in oil paint.
Pioneer History....the story of Norwegian Immigrants.
It's the PREQUEL!
Yvonne Lorentzen McGuire, (Author of Daddy was an Artist, the story of Henry Lorentzen, noted North Dakota Artist) has written the story about her father's pioneer parents, and his boyhood home. In her "Homestead Memories on the Buffalo Paunch Creek" the reader enters into the old log cabin of Lorentz and Martha Lorentzen, who homesteaded near Washburn, North Dakota in 1892. Their granddaughter Yvonne especially recalls the summer of 1952, when at age 16, she became the live-in helper for her grandmother. The cabin, its contents and its inhabitants became a treasure of historical reflections; her rich family legacy and Norwegian Ancestry. As the reader you are swept into the past with distinct images of hearth and home, which come alive within the context of its vibrant characters. Pioneer life is brought into focus as the book is illustrated with paintings by Henry Lorentzen, ink sketches by his daughter Yvonne, and old photographs by his sister Hilda Lorentzen Bryson.