Lindin, Carl Olof Eric, 1869-1942

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Carl Olof Eric Lindin (1869-1942) was a Swedish-American artist. Born in Sweden, he came to America in 1887 and studied at the Chicago Art Institute. In 1893 he went to Paris and studied under Jean-Paul Laurens, Benjamin Constant, and Aman Jean. He returned to Chicago in 1897 and settled in Woodstock, New York in 1903. His primary interest was in art, and his work was exhibited in Paris, London, Munich, Stockholm, and the United States. He received a first and two second prizes given by the Swedish Club in Chicago, and his work is held in public and private collections in London, Stockholm, Philadelphia, Chicago, Memphis (Tennessee), and New York. His avocation was translating his favorite Swedish authors into English, particularly the works of poet Vilhelm Ekelund, with whom he had a voluminous correspondence but whom he never met in person. Lindin was one of the founderse of the Woodstock Art Association, and was its honorary President until his death in November 1842.

Vilhelm Ekelund (1880-1949) was a Swedish poet known for the rhythmic and musical qualities of his verse. He was also influential on many later Swedish poets. In 1907 he gave up poetry in favor of writing essays and aphorisms.

From the guide to the Carl Eric Lindin Translations of Vilhelm Ekelund, undated, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Carl Eric Lindin Translations of Vilhelm Ekelund, undated Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Lindin, Carl Olof Eric, 1869-1942. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1932-1941. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Lindin, Carl Olof Eric, 1869-1942. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Lindin, Carl Olof Eric, 1869-1942. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers Houghton Library
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associatedWith Ekelund, Vilhelm, 1880-1949 person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
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Poets, Swedish
Poets, Swedish
Swedish poetry
Swedish poetry


Birth 1869

Death 1942




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SNAC ID: 75606641