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Elmer Forsberg

 (1883 - 1950)
Elmer Alexander Forsberg was active/lived in Michigan, Illinois / Finland.  Elmer Forsberg is known for teaching, figure and landscape painting, magazine illustration.

Biography   Elmer Forsberg


Elmer Forsberg was born in 1883 at Yxpila in Karleby, Finland, son of Adolf Alexander Forsberg and Signe Katherine Bonde, and emigrated to the US in 1891 with his family.  They settled in Chicago, Illinois where he studied art from 1904-08 and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago.  He was a faculty member there from 1906-1950, becoming head of the Department of Drawing, Painting and Illustration in 1930.

He remained at the Institute as an instructor and lecturer for over 40 years.  Some of his students became outstanding artists: Grant Wood and Dean Cornwell.  While at the Institute he also associated with Walt Disney and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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