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Artist Biography

Arriving from Sweeden to Brooklyn with his family at age 10, Carlson eventually landed a scholarship at the Art Students League in New York City where he studied under the acclaimed teachers and painters Frank Vincent DuMond and Birge Harrison 1906. Carlson was in Woodstock, NY as Harrison’s assistant and he also became a part of the Arts and Crafts Movement there (also known as the Byrdcliffe colony). His first one man show happened in New York City in 1909 and in 191 he was elected to the NAD and then made a full Academician in 192. Though he traveled and painted from Gloucester to the Canadian Rockies, he founded his own art school in Woodstock and helped establish the Broadmoor Art Academy in Colorado Spring, CO.

In addition to receiving countless awards and medals, some of the museums where his work can be found include: the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Institute, the Corcoran Gulf of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art and the Woodstock Art Association.