The Patriotic Immigrant

Many carousel carvers were immigrant craftsmen, skilled in making furniture in the countries of their origin—some even carved mastheads for ships. Patriotic immigrants who worked for carousel builders at the turn of the century decorated animals with carvings of the American eagle or the American flag.


Oil painting on canvas 24 x 30 © 2004


Nona’s works are on display at Wenaha Gallery in Dayton, Washington


Limited Edition/Poster/merchandise rights are produced through Spokane Art Supply with orders and sales done through Wenaha Gallery.  artist simply is the only authorized online broker of Nona Hengen’s works.


Nona’s manager is Kurt Schmierer who can be contacted via Wenaha Gallery or by emailing artist simply –