Christensen, C. C. A. (Carl Christian Anton), 1831-1912
C.C.A. Christensen (Carl Christian Anton) (1831-1912) was a Latter-Day Saint Painter.
C.C.A. Christensen was born on November the 28th in 1831 in Copenhagen Denmark to parents Dorthea Christiane Tranum Christensen and Mads Christensen. He Married Elise Rosalia Sternhjem Scheel Haarby in Liverpool, Lancashire England, United Kingdom with whom he had 7 children. They later migrated to Utah where he married Maren Frederikke “Mary” Pettersen who he also had 7 children with. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen from 1847 to 1853. He served 3 Scandinavian missions for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He taught Danish and drawing at Snapete Stake Academy today known as Snow College. He was the editor for Utah's Danish and Norwegian newspaper and later worked in the church history department. He was a well known painter and was known most famously for his painting entitled “Mormon Panorama”. His career was capped off by his history and theology and rural Utah social life. He eventually died at the age of 81 on July 3 1912 in Ephraim, Sanpete County, Utah United States.
Citation:Familysearch, Via WWW, December 15, 2022 (Carl Christian Anton Christensen;b, Nov 28, 2022; d, Jul 3, 1912; mother Dorthea Christiane Tranum Christensen; father Mads Christensen; married Elise Rosalia Sternhjem Scheel Haarby; married Maren Frederikke “Mary” Petersen; 14 children.)
Utah History Encyclopedia, Via WWW, December 15, 2022 (Christensen, Carl Christian Anton; studied at the royal academy of art in copenhagen; served 3 scandinavian missions; taught danish drawing at Snapete stake academy; Editor of the norwegian and danish newspaper; painted the mormon panorama )
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
C. C. A. Christensen autobiography and biographies
Typewritten copies of biographies and clippings relating to C. C. A. Christensen (1831-1912). Also included is an autobiography of Christensen that has been translated from the original Danish. Christensen is the most noted Mormon artist who documented much of the Mormon experience through his paintings. He also painted murals to decorate Mormon meeting houses and temples.
C. C. A. Christensen photographs and transparencies of paintings
Collection includes photographs and transparencies of paintings done by C.C.A. Christensen between the 1870s and the 1900s. Also includes a copy print and corresponding negative. Includes images of the Mormon pioneers.