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Fred Thomas Larson (1868-1944)

A Chicago native, Larson was one of the founding members of the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, and he exhibited in many of the group’s  exhibitions. In later years, Larson traveled to New Orleans and produced many of his best-known images as well as his 1929 book, “Sketching in New Orleans and Along the Mississippi.”


Larson began his artistic career as an apprentice lithographer. He did not pursue a career in lithography, but instead took up wood engraving. Larson taught block printing to the young Gustave Baumann, who went on to make a name for himself in Nashville, Indiana, and Taos, New Mexico.


Many of Larson’s prints and paintings in watercolor and oil are scenes of New Orleans, Colorado and Michigan.

Courtyard, New Orleans



signature Fred T. Larson, l.l.

date unknown

14 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches (image)

15 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches (paper)



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