Carl Oscar Borg
Known for Southwest Indian portraits in various mediums including oil, watercolor, etchings, and woodblock, Carl Oscar Borg was born in Dais-Grinstad, Sweden.
His family was poor, and he was largely self-taught. He showed early art talent, and as a child copied pictures from books. At age 15, he apprenticed to a house painter, and at age 20, moved to London and assisted portrait and marine artist George Johansen.
In 1901, he arrived in San Francisco from Sweden, having jumped ship as a seaman on the "S.S. Arizonan. " He walked the rail track to Los Angeles, and learned painting techniques from William Wendt, well-known landscape artist. http://www.askart.com/artist_bio/Carl_Oscar_Borg/6793/Carl_Oscar_Borg.aspx
Framed: 19 × 14 3/4 × 3/4 in. (48.3 × 37.5 × 1.9 cm)
image (mat): 11 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (29.2 × 18.4 cm)