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Carl Borg

 (1879 - 1947)
Carl Oscar Borg was active/lived in California / Sweden.  Carl Borg is known for western, Indian genre, and landscape painting.

Biography  
Carl Borg


Known for Southwest Indian portraits in various mediums including oil, watercolor, etchings, and woodblock, Carl Oscar Borg was born in Dais-Grinstad, Sweden.

His family was poor, and he was largely self-taught.  He showed early art talent, and as a child copied pictures from books.  At age 15, he apprenticed to a house painter, and at age 20, moved to London and assisted portrait and marine artist George Johansen.

In 1901, he arrived in San Francisco from Sweden, having jumped ship as a seaman on the "S.S. Arizonan. "  He walked the rail track to Los Angeles, and learned painting techniques from William Wendt, well-known landscape artist.

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About  Carl Borg

Born:  1879 - Dais-Grinstad, Sweden
Died:   1947 - Santa Barbara, California
Known for:  western, Indian genre, and landscape painting