Bors Anders Wikstrom, a Swede, was born in the Province of Nerike, April 14, 1854, and died
while on a visit to New York, in April, 1909. Wikstrom settled in New Orleans in 1883. He painted some landscapes,
and a few genre pictures, but it was as an interpreter of the sea that he will be chiefly remembered. With some defect of
color he united sound training and great industry. Much of his time was given to the designing of the Carnival parades. For
over twenty years the Rex and the Proteus pageants were his handiwork. His skill in this unique department was such that when
New York projected a pageant in connection with the Hudson-Fulton centennial, he was summoned to that city to supervise
its construction; and it was while thus employed that he died after a brief illness.