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  THE BRANDT-ERICHSEN FAMILY

Viggo Brandt-Erichsen

VIGGO BRANDT-ERICHSEN (1896-1955), a Danish-American artist and sculptor, built Elverhøj as his dream home and studio — almost single-handedly over a period of four years.

Viggo said of Solvang:

When you look for a place . . . and you find Utopia — then you stop looking, and say, "There!"

 

Martha Mott Brandt-Erichsen

MARTHA MOTT (“PATT”) BRANDT-ERICHSEN (1906-1983), an accomplished painter and art teacher shown here doing a portrait of her son David, donated Elverhøj to the community to be used as a museum to promote the arts and the Danish heritage of Solvang.

THE BRANDT-ERICHSEN CHILDREN:

   
 
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