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Carl Oscar Borg was born and raised in Sweden and emigrated to the United States in 1902. He settled in California and was employed as a scene painter for the movie industry. Carl Borg had his first exhibition in 1905 and was soon recognized for his talent.

Carl Oscar Borg was introduced to Western subject matter by fellow artists and he began traveling and sketching throughout California and the Southwest. Carl Oscar Borg's reputation as an artist earned him the interest of William Randolph Hearst's mother who sponsored him for five years of study in Europe where he received awards in France in 1913 and 1914.

Carl Oscar Borg won the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915. He lived in Santa Barbara from 1914 to 1930 and became a very good friend of fellow artist Edward Borein (1872-1945). Carl Borg and Edward Borein traveled throughout the West painting Indian ceremonials and cowboy genre subjects, teaching art classes as they went.

Carl Oscar Borg also painted in Central and South America, Spain, Morocco, the Valley of the Nile, and Italy. From 1924-1935, Carl Borg was in California and Arizona doing commissioned paintings of Southwest Indian tribal ceremonies for Hearst and also did Grand Canyon landscapes.

Painting by Carl Oscar Borg titled: The Race.

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In 1936 Carl Oscar Borg, Millard Sheets (1907-1989) and Dr. Eugene Bolton of the University of California wrote and illustrated a book on the history of California titled Cross, Sword, and Gold Pan. Carl Borg also published a book of etchings titled The Great South West that same year.

Carl Oscar Borg's own biography was published in Sweden. He traveled in Europe when war broke out and was forced to spend World War II in Sweden where his desert and Indian portraits became highly sought after. Carl Oscar Borg returned to Santa Barbara after the War and died there on May 8, 1947.

The works of Carl Oscar Borg are held by the University of California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, Hearst Free Library, Montclair Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Library of Congress, Goteborg Museum in Sweden and the Bibliotheque in Paris.


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