Victor Olson (1924-2007) of Fanton Meadows, West Redding, Connecticut was a well known, award-winning Fairfield County artist, as well as an illustrator and graphic designer. He has illustrated many national magazine covers for paperback publications and magazine stories for such publishers as Doubleday, Avon Books, MacFadden Books, Bantan and Monarch.
Victor Olson Obituary, published in News Times on June 25, 2007
Victor Olson, age 82, of Redding, beloved husband of the late Muriel Leary Olson, died Friday, June 22, 2007, in the Pope John Paul II Health Care Center, Danbury.
Mr. Olson was born in Bridgeport and was a lifelong area resident. He was a well-known artist. Mr. Olson was a graduate of Bassick High School and attended the Art Career School of New York.
One of Mr. Olson's paintings of the founder of Sikorsky Aircraft, Igor Sikorsky's portrait, belongs to the Smithsonian Institute Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.; also, as part of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the American Helicopter Society, a painting of Mr. Sikorski's attempt to construct a vertical flying machine for his first solo flight in Bridgeport.
Also, a painting by Mr. Olson of a typical New England scene belongs to the private collection of former President Lyndon B. Johnson.
He was a life member of the Scandinavian Club, Fairfield, and the S.S. Norden Club.
Survivors include two daughters: Lorinda Blackman and her husband, John, of Norwalk; and Kimberly Olson, of Monroe; two granddaughters: Lyndsay and Cally Blackman; two great-granddaughters: Aubrey and Janae Adams.
Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. in the Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Ave., Bridgeport. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the time of service.
Donations may be made to the Connecticut VNA, 680 Main Street, Watertown, CT 06795.