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Ken Magnuson used traditional Hallingdal style of rosemaling to paint this cabinet.

A brush with history

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ZUMBROTA -- A purist, he's not -- at least not when it comes to rosemaling.

Retired veterinarian Ken Magnuson embraces Norway's folk art both in the traditional form that was prevalent in the 1700s and 1800s and in the modern form that has evolved.

A Gold Medal from Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and an Artisan Award of Excellence from the Norsk Hostfest are proof that he has gotten really, really good at it.

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