Ole Peter Hansen Balling
Soldier, Deceased Person
1823 – 1906
Who was Ole Peter Hansen Balling?
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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