Carl Johan Billmark was a Swedish lithographer and illustrator known primarily for his topographical views. He worked predominantly in Paris and he’s represented in several public collections including the Nationalmuseum, Gothenburg Art Museum, and Kalmar Art Museum.
Born in Stockholm. Son of Johan Billmark, a bank commissioner.
Began studying under engraver Christian Didrik Forssell.
Switched studies from engraving to lithography.
Left Sweden for Paris where he lived until his death.
Studied under French lithographer Isidore Laurent Deroy.
Travelled to the Rhine Valley.
Travelled to Switzerland.
Travelled to Italy.
Undertook various study trips to Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
Published ‘Gripsholm’, a breakthrough work.
Elected a member of the Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm.
Gained the interest of King Oscar I.
Awarded the ‘Litteris et Artibus’.
Produced a well-known panorama of Stockholm, which was based upon drawings created from an anchored balloon.
Died in Paris.