|Charles Killgore |
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Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
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Charles Killgore was born on March 7, 1889 in Huntington, West Virginia. He graduated from Marshal College in Huntington, and then studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. In World War I, he was in the camouflage corps; while stationed in Washington, D.C., he was trained to camouflage cannons with Orrin White and Grant Wood, both also artists. In 1919, Killgore became a color consultant for the Chicago Tribune, where he would work for forty-three years. He traveled extensively, including twelve trips to Mexico and forty-one trips to California, where he often painted with Orrin White, who was from Pasadena. Many of Killgore's paintings featured scenes with Spanish architecture. He died on November 23, 1979.
Exhibited: Art Institute of Chicago, 1935 (prize).
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.