Carl Berg (1906-1986)

Carl Berg watercolor of Farmington
Farmington, Louisville Ky.

signed l.r.
10 1/2 X 14 inches (sight)
archivally framed in silver leaf frame


Carl E. Berg identified himself as a “landscape artist” and worked in city planning and parks development in Louisville from the 1930s through the 1970s. He was born in Moline, Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois. He came to Louisville in 1930 to work for the planning commission as an engineer. In 1937 he developed a map of the Ohio River flood zone; in 1939 he reconstructed the garden in Shawnee Park; in 1957 he was the landscape architect for the mid-century modern Schneider Hall on the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus; in the 1960s he designed the garden at the historic Talbott-Hyatt House in Madison, Indiana; and in 1947-1950 he was the landscape architect for the Lynn Acres apartment development in the South End of Louisville. Berg was a member of all major city planning and landscape planning organizations. In 1977 Berg had an exhibition of his watercolors at the First Unitarian Church in downtown Louisville.