John Fabian Carlson (1875-1947)
Garvey Rita  Art & Antiques John Fabian Carlson (1875-1947) Oil on canvas board
Woodland Labyrinth 3
Oil on canvas board
10 5/8 x 8 5/8

John Fabian Carlson was born in Kolsebo in Västervik Municipality, Kalmar County, in Småland, Sweden. The Carlson family immigrated to the United States in 1884, making their home in Buffalo, New York. Carlson attended evening art classes at the Art Students League of Buffalo, New York. There Carlson received instruction from Lucius Wolcott Hitchcock (1868-1942), a former pupil at the Académie Colarossi in Paris and the Art Students League of New York.
Carlson won a scholarship in 1903 to study with Lovell Birge Harrison at the Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock, New York. Carlson began exhibiting work in such national shows as the annual of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1905. In 1920, Carlson began teaching during the summer months at the Broadmoor Art Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Carlson founded the John F. Carlson School of Landscape Painting at Woodstock in 1922. Three years later, the artist was elected a full member of the National Academy of Design.