Charles Surendorf Biography

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Charles Surendorf (1906-1979) Born: Richmond, IN; Studied: Chicago Art Institute, Art Students League (New York), Mills Collego (Oakland); Member: California Society of Etchers; San Francisco Art Association; Mother Lode Art Association; Bay Region Art Association, Oakland. Exhibited: L.A. County Museum of Art, 1936; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1936-46; De Young Museum, 1946; Art Institute of Chicago; National Academy of Design, NY; and others.

Charles Surendorf was a resident of San Francisco and exhibited his watercolors and prints nationally through the 1930s and 1940s. Most of his watercolors depict landscape and rural farm scene subjects. He also worked as an illustrator and taught art in the Bay Area.

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