Title of Work
Acrylic on canvas
Art & Design Study Collection
Displayed: First Floor
School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building
Emily Lunde achieved national recognition as a North Dakota self-taught "memory painter" during the 1970s when several books on American folk painting included her work. Lunde's painting style and nostalgic rural subjects are somewhat reminiscent of works by Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961), who was better known as "Grandma Moses". During her later years, Lunde resided in Grand Forks.
Lunde's painting illustrates social success, with people of different backgrounds interacting happily and successfully as they wait for a public service that may facilitate their goals and perhaps even their dreams.