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 Carl Adolph Hjalmer Persson Redin  (1892 - 1944)

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Lived/Active: New Mexico/Arizona/California / Sweden      Known for: southwestern landscape painting-trees, mesas and mountains

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Known for his paintings of Southwest landscapes, especially autumn scenes of aspen and cottonwood trees and of lighting effects on mesas and mountains, Carl Adolph Hjalmer Persson Redin was born in Sweden, near Stockholm.  He came to America in 1913, after having tried to support his impoverished family in Sweden.  He had an early interest in art, which he had studied in Stockholm about 1906.  Reportedly a portrait by Redin was hung at the Stockholm Royal Academy.

For a short period, he lived in Chicago, where he worked "varnishing and enameling apartments for a building contractor." (Powers)  In 1916, he moved to New Mexico because he had tuberculosis and needed a drier climate than that of Chicago.  For a year, 1929 to 1930, he taught at the University of New Mexico, and also opened a studio in Lubbock, Texas where he was a teacher in a summer session at Texas Technological College.

In addition, he painted in El Paso, Santa Fe, locations in Arizona and in southern California.  In the late 1930s, he settled in California, living first in the Palomar Mountains and in 1940, moving to Los Gatos where he died in 1944.

Exhibition venues included the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, the Broadmoor Art Academy in Colorado Springs, and the Macbeth Gallery in New York City.


Sources include:
John and Deborah Powers, Texas Painters, Sculptors & Graphic Artists, p. 423

Biography from Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery Santa FeTucson:
Carl Redin was born near Stockholm, Sweden June 15, 1892. He began to study art while he was still in Stockholm, however he immigrated to America in 1913 to find a better way to support his impoverished family. Initially he went to Chicago where he did varnishing and enameling for a building contractor. But he contracted tuberculosis and needed a drier climate for his health, so he moved to New Mexico in 1916.

Redin's artwork was somewhat influenced by the Modernist movement that was becoming more present in New Mexico's art communities. His painting reflected sophisticated brushwork and strong composition. He became known for his lively and colorful landscapes of the West. Redin preferred to live in Albuquerque, but painted in El Paso, Santa Fe and locations in Arizona and in Southern California. In 1929, Redin taught for a year at the University of New Mexico and then opened a studio in Lubbock, Texas where he taught a summer session at Texas Technological College. By the late 1930s when he moved to the Palomar Mountains in California, he was receiving national recognition for his work. He moved to Los Gatos in 1940 and died there in 1944.

He exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, the Broadmoor Art Academy in Colorado Springs, and the Macbeth Gallery in New York City.

Bibliography
1. Texas Painters, Sculptors & Graphic Artists, by John and Deborah Powers, Crocker Art Museum
2. Serenading the Light, by David Clemmer

Biography from Altermann Galleries and Auctioneers, V:
Carl Redin
(1892 - 1944)

Known for his paintings of Southwest landscapes, especially autumn scenes of aspen and cottonwood trees and of lighting effects on mesas and mountains, Carl Adolph Hjalmer Persson Redin was born in Sweden, near Stockholm. He came to America in 1913, after having tried to support his impoverished family in Sweden. He had an early interest in art, which he had studied in Stockholm about 1906. Reportedly a portrait by Redin was hung at the Stockholm Royal Academy.

For a short period, he lived in Chicago, where he worked "varnishing and enameling apartments for a building contractor." (Powers) In 1916, he moved to New Mexico because he had tuberculosis and needed a drier climate than that of Chicago. For a year, 1929 to 1930, he taught at the University of New Mexico, and also opened a studio in Lubbock, Texas where he was a teacher in a summer session at Texas Technological College.

In addition, he painted in El Paso, Santa Fe, locations in Arizona and in southern California. In the late 1930s, he settled in California, living first in the Palomar Mountains and in 1940, moving to Los Gatos where he died in 1944.

Exhibition venues included the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, the Broadmoor Art Academy in Colorado Springs, and the Macbeth Gallery in New York City.

Sources include:
John and Deborah Powers, Texas Painters, Sculptors & Graphic Artists, p. 423

Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store:
A painter born near Stockholm, Sweden on June 15, 1892, Carl Redin studied painting briefly in Sweden before immigrating to Chicago in 1913.  He was in the building industry there until 1916.  He then began painting while recovering his health in Albuquerque.

His work was known in the Southwest during the 1920s, and by the 1930s he had received national recognition. He taught at the University of New Mexico and summer classes in Lubbock, TX.

By the late 1930s he had moved to California. Redin lived in Palomar and Los Gatos until his death in the latter on June 19, 1944.

Collections:
Royal Academy (Stockholm);
Dept. of Labor (Washington, DC)
References:
WWAA 1940-41;
Albuquerque Journal, 3-22-1959;
AAW; Texas Painters (Powers); PF; DR.
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