Painting has always been an essential part of the fabric of Charlotte’s life. Her maternal great grandfather, Anshelm Schultzberg (b. 1862) was a well known painter in Sweden, known for his snow covered and light filled landscapes. Schultzberg was accepted at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Stockholm in 1881. He was awarded the royal medal for best landscapes along with a sizable grant during his last year at the Academy in 1886. The following years he spent painting in France and Italy amongst the impressionists. Anshelm was accepted to exhibit at the Salon des Artistes in Paris in 1889. In 1900, he was elected board member of the Royal Academy in Stockholm. In addition to his painting career, he curated major exhibits in Europe and the US during a 20 year span. Schultzberg was elected the Swedish Art Commissioner for the Worlds Fairs in St Louis 1904, Rome 1911 and San Francisco 1915.
Charlotte’s paternal great grandmother, Ingeborg Bernström, was also a fine landscape as well as portrait painter. She attended the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Stockholm starting in 1909, and continued with painting through out her life.
During Charlotte’s formative years, she was influenced and inspired by an environment filled with art and was the recipient of knowledge passed down through generations.