Peter Nielsen (1873-1965) (Eagle Rock)
Eagle Rock artist who frequently visited, even resided for extended periods in Morro Bay in the 1930s and 1940s.
“Peter Nielsen is our only Danish artist. He was born on the Island of Zealand, Denmark. Although he had a mania for drawing and painting from the time he was a tiny child, he had no thought of becoming an artist. His father was a locksmith and his big ambition was to be a mechanic…
When Nielsen was fifteen years of age his mother brought him to the United States. Chicago was their destination, and it proved to be their home for the next thirty years. Young Nielsen had not studied art in Europe. His decision to become an artist was reached af
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