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Otto Madsen

 (born 1882)
Otto Madsen was active/lived in California / Germany.  Otto Madsen is known for figure, genre, religious, mural.

Biography   Otto Madsen


Otto Madsen was born in Germany on April 30, 1882 of Danish parents. Madsen came to the U.S. as a young man. He was a pupil of O. E. Berninghaus and Ivan Summers. He painted decorative panels for the California State Bldg at the Panama-California Expo, San Diego, 1915. By 1920 he had settled in Kansas City, MO as a sign painter for the Thomas Cusack Company while spending summers on Point Loma near San Diego. Many trips were made to California paint murals in churches and office buildings.

Works held in public places: First Italian Baptist Church (St Louis, MO).

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1925-29; City Directory; Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle).

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