Logging Scene (ca. 1897)
Carl Arneson (1877-1959)
Oil on board
Artist Carl Arneson was born in 1877 to Norwegian immigrant parents in Sumner Township, Barron County, Wisconsin. As a young man, Arneson worked in the logging camps of Knapp, Stout & Company in northwestern Wisconsin. The 1900 census shows Carl as a farm laborer living with his parents and siblings in Sumner. Arneson described his experiences as a lumberjack and farmer and explained his painting in a 1957 letter to the Historical Society.
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