Ole Peter Hansen Balling
Born in Christiana (now Oslo) 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
Portrait of Chester A. Arthur
Portrait of John Brown
Portrait of James Garfield
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