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Carl R. Saxild

Carl Saxild was born on 22 September 1893, in Gloucester, MA, of Scandinavian ancestry. He trained at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and spent several years in training in Paris and Denmark. Carl married and had twin children: Thelma (1926-1999) and Rudolph (1926-1982). Little is known about Saxild before 1937 when he was hired, along with fellow artists Prescott Jones and Vernon Smith, by the WPA to participate in the Alaska Project of the Federal Art Project (FAP).

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