(1879 - 1947)
Carl Oscar Borg was active/lived in California / Sweden. Carl Borg is known for western, Indian genre, and landscape painting.
Biography Carl Borg
Known for Southwest Indian portraits in various mediums including oil,
watercolor, etchings, and woodblock, Carl Oscar Borg was born in
His family was poor, and he was largely
self-taught. He showed early art talent, and as a child copied
pictures from books. At age 15, he apprenticed to a house
painter, and at age 20, moved to London and assisted portrait and
marine artist George Johansen.
In 1901, he arrived in San Francisco from Sweden, having jumped ship as
a seaman on the "S.S. Arizonan. " He walked the rail track to Los
Angeles, and learned painting techniques from William Wendt, well-known
Sponsored by Phoebe Hearst, mother of
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