Wedin worked at a trade in order to support himself as a painter and a woodcarver. Wedin studied portrait and landscape painting at the Hermods Correspondence Institute in Sweden. He immigrated to America in 1923 and worked as a woodcarver for a furniture factory in Minneapolis from 1923 to 1930. After 13 years spent in Montreal, Wedin returned to Minneapolis in 1943. He visited Sweden four times and once exhibited his woodcarvings in Karlskoga. He participated in the Scandinavian-American Artists Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in 1926 and at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.