Born in Gothenburg, Sweden on Oct. 15, 1859. Carlson settled in San Diego about 1904. He served as the Foreign Arts Director of the Panama-California Int'l Expo in San Diego in 1915. He died in Coronado, CA on Jan. 18, 1944 in Coronado.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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