Nancy Schmidt graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater with a degree in art education and has worked in advertising design. Nancy teaches rosemaling in the United States and has taught in Japan many times. She continues to study rosemaling in the United States and Norway, and paints in many rosemaling styles. She is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist and has been painting since 1977. She’s also a woodcarver, having studied acanthus carving with woodworker Hans Sandom and others.
Learn more: Watch this video, Collection Connections: Rosemaling in the Telemark Style where Nancy highlights Telemark-style rosemaling design throughout objects from the collection; and this video, Collection Connections: Rosemaling in the Valdres Style where she highlights Valdres-style rosemaling from the Vesterheim collection.