John Fabian Carlson (1874-1945) American School, lived/active: New York
Winter Forest, Nocturne
Signed on the original frame, John F Carlson, stamped on the stretcher, Property of Peter W. Carlson, 1963 Inventory number 848. Ca. 1930-1935
Oil on canvas. Excellent condition.
18” x 24”, 22″ x 28” framed.
Provenance: Directly descended from artist to son, private collection of Peter W. Carlson.
After immigrating from Sweden at a very young age, Carlson’s family settled in Buffalo, New York. He attended the Albright Art school before going to The Art Student League in New York City in 1902. He joined his teacher Birge Harrison in Woodstock, New York, (Byrdcliffe colony) and after returning from a two-year stint in Colorado he founded his own school there in 1922, “The John F. Carlson school of Landscape painting.” Carlson became a nationally recognized artist, trained as a Tonalist painter, he developed his own impressionist style juxtaposing light and shadow to capture the changing moods of nature, as seen here in this nocturnal forest interior winter scene.
Item ID: WoA-AMP-OC 600