Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Sunday Western Art Series

Carl Oscar Borg. Sons of the Desert, c. 1925. Oil on canvas.
Carl Oscar Borg (1879-1947) emigrated from Sweden to the United States in 1901. He was an art teacher in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California, and worked as a theater stage painter in both the United States and England. He is best known for his later work of the American West, particularly of the Southwest deserts.  

Sons of the Desert is a romanticized vision of the West. It portrays the rugged beauty of the land with the mythological vision of the men who inhabited it. It is a truly beautiful painting with its soft lines and rough, broad strokes.


  1. Damn you and your awesome, eclectic, eccentric posts. Your talents and interests make me feel like a newb poser. Keep it up.

    Mayhaps we should start our own publishing company. Shall we use real names - like Benjamin & Charles, Boulden & Workman - or pseudonyms?

  2. When in doubt, always use a pseudonym. And I'm almost always in doubt.