(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
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.
He traveled to Finland several times betw
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