Ole Peter Hansen Balling biography

Ole Peter Hansen Balling

Soldier, Deceased Person

1823 – 1906

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Who was Ole Peter Hansen Balling?

Ole Peter Hansen Balling was a Norwegian portrait painter who emigrated to the United States and worked in New York City from 1856 until his death in 1906.

Born in Christiana in 1823, Balling studied painting in Berlin and Copenhagen. He joined the Danish army in 1848, then emigrated to the United States in 1856. He commanded the 145th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War and painted many of the Union generals in that conflict. He later returned to Norway and painted Norwegian naval officers.

Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant

Grant and his Generals

Portrait of Chester A. Arthur

Portrait of John Brown

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Born
Apr 13, 1823
Oslo
Also known as
  • Hansen Balling, Ole Peter
Nationality
  • Norway
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
May 1, 1906
Oslo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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