Loeb Danish Ardt Collection - page 99

OSCAR CONRAD CARLSON
    ‒     
Carlson’s father was a master shoemaker, probably of Swedish descent. Even as a child, Oscar Carl-
son evinced a great desire to draw. After his con
fi
rmation he was allowed to receive instruction in
drawing at Frederik Helsteds Institut in Copenhagen. From there he was graduated to the Royal Dan-
ish Academy of Fine Arts, where he had instruction from

to

, part of the time as a pupil of
Professor Niels Simonsen (


).
Oscar Carlson’s
fi
rst works to be exhibited at Charlottenborg were a model
fi
gure, for which he
was awarded the minor silver medal, and a painting entitled
Parti fra et skovløberhus i Dyrehaven
(View from a Forester’s House in Dyrehaven)
, executed the same year and portraying the same
area as the picture in the Loeb collection.
The promising young artist, whose special talent was painting scenes of everyday life, was not
granted much time in which to paint. In the autumn of

he was called up for war service, and was
killed during the defence of Dybbøl the day before his twenty-fourth birthday.
During the second Schleswig war against Prussia and Austria, like a number of other artists
(including Otto Bache and Vilhelm Rosenstand, both represented in the Loeb collection), Carlson
made drawings that were subsequently reproduced as woodcuts portraying life in the battle
fi
eld for the
magazine
Illustreret Tidende
.
S.L.
         :
Herman Madsen,
En ukendt maler, Oscar Carlson og hans kunst,
in:
Kunst
,
.
.

; pp.
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
; Kirsten Nannestad in:
Weilbach
Vol.
,
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.
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