Artist Signed: C. X. Carlson - Cuernavaca, Morelos - Mexico - 1959
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Artist Signed: C. X. Carlson - Cuernavaca, Morelos - Mexico - 1959:
ARTIST SIGNED: C. X. Carlson - Cuernavaca, Morelos - MEXICO - 1959: Charles X. Carlson was an American Visual Artist born on June 26, 1902. He received formal art training at Crane Technical College and Chicago Art Institute in Illinois, as well as the National Academy of Design at the Arts Student League in New York City. His studies took him abroad to Belgium and Germany. Carlson was an illustrator, cartoonist, mural painter and teacher. He painted through the Great Depression, making small pictures and selling a lot of them for small amounts of money. He is credited for painting murals for Ford, General Motors and the Historical Museum of New York. 100s of his paintings are held around the world in private collections. He also worked for the War Department’s Bureau of Public Relations during World War II, drawing many publicity items. After his work for the government, Carlson and his wife Lois settled in Lancaster Pennsylvania in 1947. Cuernavaca ("near the woods") is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. The city is located around a 90 min drive south of Mexico City using the Federal Highway 95D. This Photochromatic postcard, mailed in 1959, is in good condition. Alicia H. de Fischgrund. Mexico, D.F.