SOLD Winter Quiet

by John Fabian Carlson (1874–1945)
Oil on canvas
16⅛ x 20 inches
Signed lower right: John F. Carlson; on verso: Winter Quiet / John F. Carlson


Wyatt C. Hedrick, Fort Worth, Texas

Mildred Fender, Fort Worth, Texas, by descent from above

Estate of above

Sale, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2022, lot 67083, from above

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Note: John Fabian Carlson was a celebrated landscape painter. He created numerous depictions of snowy tree groves. In his book Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting, the artist emphasized the importance of the outdoors to his art, asserting, “Study direct from nature [..] Nature is forever providing for the artist untabulated surprises; it is for these that he is to be envied. It is the artist’s privilege and prerogative to capture these miracles and to transmute them into an expressive form.”[1]

Wyatt C. Hedrick (1888–1964) was a distinguished architect whose firm created many landmark buildings across Fort Worth. His daughter, Mildred Fender (1927–2021), was a philanthropist and active proponent of the arts.

[1] John Fabian Carlson, Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting (New York: Dover Publications, 1973), 11.

Artist Biography

John Fabian Carlson discovered the snow-laden regions of American landscape that would later define his life’s work when his family emigrated from Sweden to Buffalo, NY in 1883. It was here that Carlson embarked on his artistic career, joining a lithography firm as an apprentice and exploring the wintry environment of upstate New York. In 1902, Carlson left Buffalo to pursue a scholarship at the Art Students’ League of New York where he met his teacher and lifelong mentor, Birge Harrison. Following his time at the Art Students’ League, Carlson relocated to Woodstock, NY to further explore

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