About this artwork
Born in Drammen, Norway, Peter Berg trained as a metalsmith in Norway before immigrating to Chicago around 1900. By 1909 he was working as a silversmith in the noted Kalo Shop in Chicago, where he designed and executed flatware and tableware in an Arts and Crafts style. This collection includes four graphite drawings for various items of silver tableware and one template for a silver tray. These designs are believed to have been created for Kalo Shop production.
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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
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- Peter Berg (Metalworker)
- Peter Berg Silver Designs Collection
- Made 1909–1956
- Graphite drawings on paper and photocopies.
- 1 oversize portfolio: H.: 15.3 cm (6 in.)
- Gift of Howard Berg, 1989; Bruce H. Berg, 2015.