(1893 - 1971)
Carl R. Saxild was active/lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire. Carl Saxild is known for modernist naive style landscape painting.
Biography Carl Saxild
Carl Saxild was born on 22 September 1893, in Gloucester, MA, of Scandinavian ancestry. He trained at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and spent several years in training in Paris and Denmark. Carl married and had twin children: Thelma (1926-1999) and Rudolph (1926-1982).
Little is known about Saxild before 1937 when he was hired, along with fellow artists Prescott Jones and Vernon Smith, by the WPA to participate in the Alaska Project of the Federal Art Project (FAP). The FAP state directors from the northern states chose twelve artists with competent artistic records to undertake this project. During the adventure, Saxild and fellow artists sketched scenes in the outdoors and then translated them onto canvas or paper i
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