Viking Folk Art Publications, Inc. was founded in 1980 as Viking Woodcrafts by Dot and Bill Steffan and their daughter Jan Draheim (who is now president). It was because of Dot’s love of decorative painting and the need of a good source of supplies that helped create a distributorship of fine art and craft supplies.
When DeLane Lange asked Bill to publish a book for her in 1987, Viking Folk Art Publications was born. This friendly relationship still remains today even though DeLane now publishes her own books.
When the Steffans sold Viking Woodcrafts in 1992 to concentrate on publishing, the corporation had grown from one employee to 43, a complete wood shop, 800 pages of catalog and customers around the world.
A word of caution to the readers: Look what trouble this hobby can get you into!
Viking is proud to publish for authors from Canada, Russia, Australia, Japan and the United States. Their publications are now available world wide.
Because of the wonderful authors working with Viking, they have one of the most diversified publications for decorative painting available.
The most gratifying reward for a publisher is to see their authors become know through out the world for their talent.