Carl Dahlgren (Danish/American, 1841-1920), was a painter and an illustrator, known for his landscapes, portraits and genre.
Born in Skelsior, Denmark. He served in the Danish Army during the Austro-Prussian War, After the war, Dahlgren enrolled at the Copenhagen Academy of Arts..
He and his brother, Marius, immigrated to Salt Lake City in 1872. There he found work as an artist-draftsman for the Surveyor Generals office. He later opened an art school. In 1878 he moved to San Francisco where he opened a studio and became an active member of the San Francisco Art Assn. Shortly after arriving, he wed and made his home in Oakland. For years his illustrations appeared in "Californian" magazine.
Carl was known as the Sunshine Painter due to a shaft of sunlight often found in his works.
.Exhibitions: San Francisco Art Association, 1883-1918; Mechanics Inst. (SF), 1883-96; Calif. State Fair, 1884; Calif. Midwinter Int'l Expo, 1894. In: Oakland Museum; CHS; State Museum Resource Center (Sacramento). CSL; Oakland Museum; SF
This very unusual medium of using a painters palette as his 'canvas' is wonderful. His firefighters answering a call in the horse-drawn fire engine is one of his very best works, in my opinion.
Artist: Carl Dahlgren (Danish/American, 1841-1920),
Medium: Oil On Painter's Palette (Board).
Signed: lower center right.
Size: 14 by 21 inches.
Condition Very Good Antique Condition.
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