2008472-0000 "Tremont Duns" by Carl Oscar August Erickson
Inventory No. 2008472-0000 Painting Title: "Tremont Duns" Artist: Carl Oscar August Erickson Medium: Signed Oil on Canvas Size: 18" x 22" Note: The painting, "Tremont Duns", was exhibited at the 16th Swedish American Art Exhibition in 1929.
Biography of Artist:
Carl Oscar August Erickson American Artist - Chicago Painter 1891 - 1958
Erickson studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and the Art Students League. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Society of Independent Artists, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Like many painters of the time, Erickson's career was divided into fine painting and illustration work. He was a very successful illustrator, working for Vogue for quite some time. He chose local subjects for his non-illustrative work.
Erickson dominated the field of fashion illustration for over 35 years. He was born in Joliet, Illinois. His formal training was limited to 2 years at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. This was followed by work for Marshall Fields & Co., Lord & Thomas, and other advertising accounts in Chicago until 1914 when he moved to New York City. In New York, he continued doing advertising illustration, and did his first fashion drawings for the Dry Goods Economist.
In 1920, he made his first trip to Paris, France where he felt a strong rapport. For the next 20 years, Paris was his second home. During this period, he illustrated for French publications and did society portraits. Beginning in 1923, he became a staff illustrator for Vogue magazine. In 1940, he returned to New York City. He continued his work for Conde Nast, and began illustrating for American rather than French advertisers.
"Eric" was the personification of his elegant world. He wore a bowlers hat and carried a walking stick. He directly participated in the fashionable life of the international set. His drawings and paintings are authentic because he knew his subjects and their world. His taste and beautiful draftsmanship have proved to be of lasting interest. Erickson died in 1958. The Brooklyn Museum held a retroactive show of his drawings shortly after his death.
Biography from the archives of Ask Art.
Frame Circa Date: 1922 Art Deco Wood Carved Corners and Rims in dull gold paint covering red primer. Frame Molding Width: 3" Frame Condition: Original.