Carl Oscar Borg

Carl Oskar Borg  (March 3, 1879 – May 8, 1947)

Carl Oskar Borg
(March 3, 1879 – May 8, 1947)

Style: Plein Air, Landscapes

Background: Carl Oskar Borg was born on March 3, 1879 in Grinstads parish, County of Älvsborg, Dalsland province, in Västergötland, Sweden.

Education: Oscar Borg moved to London at age 15 to assist portrait and marine artist George Johansen. In 1901, he sailed for the United States. Borg taught art at the California Art Institute in Los Angeles and at the Santa Barbara School of the Arts. He became a protégé of American philanthropist and art patron Phoebe Hearst. She gave him the opportunity to return to Europe to study art.

Achievements: Borg was influenced by the nature of the southwestern United States, especially the states of Arizona and New Mexico. He worked in various mediums including oil, watercolor, etchings, and woodblock. He was commissioned to paint posters for the railway company, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. His posters were put up on the company’s sales offices and attracted attention. He was known for his dramatic paintings of the Grand Canyon.

Borg was a founding member of the Painter’s Club of Los Angeles and the California Art Club. He was one of the first art directors for a major movie studio in Hollywood. He worked with the production of silent films in the years 1925-1928. Examples of his art are on display at Brigham Young University, Harvard University, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Famous Works:

Carl Oskar Borg - Grand Canyon

Carl Oskar Borg – Grand Canyon

Carl Oskar Borg - Hopi Rain Dance

Carl Oskar Borg – Hopi Rain Dance

Carl Oskar Borg - Santa Barbara

Carl Oskar Borg – Santa Barbara

Carl Oskar Borg - The Niman Kachinas

Carl Oskar Borg – The Niman Kachinas

Carl Oskar Borg -The Navajo Horsemen

Carl Oskar Borg -The Navajo Horsemen

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