(1841 - 1918)
Henry (Erik Christopher) Peterson was active/lived in Illinois / Sweden. Henry Peterson is known for portrait.
Biography Henry Peterson
The following, submitted February 2005, is from Jeff Rankin, Director of Communications, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL. He writes: "In researching an 1877 oil portrait of David Wallace, first president of Monmouth College, which we have in our collection, I found the following biography of the artist, Henry Peterson. It appears in Appendix C of "Tangled Web: Swedish Immigrant Artists' Patronage Systems, 1880-1940," copyright 2004 by Mary Towley Swanson."
Educated at the handicraft school in Brunkeberstorg, Sweden, then at the Royal Academy in Stockholm, Henry Peterson immigrated to Chicago and served in the American Navy during the Civil War. He went on to study at the Academie Julian in Paris, returned to paint portraits in Chicago
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