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 Charles Merrick (Chilli) Capps  (1898 - 1981)

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Lived/Active: Kansas/Illinois      Known for: printmaking, townscape, landscape and architecture

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BIOGRAPHY for Charles Capps
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Birth
1898 (Jacksonville, Illinois)
 
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1981 (Wichita, Kansas)

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Kansas/Illinois

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A printmaker especially known for subtle tonal variations in aquatints, Charles Capps, whose friends called him "Chili", did many images of Midwestern scenes and Southwestern subjects as well as commercial art endeavors.  He was especially taken with the adobe architecture of Taos and Santa Fe.  He created his own plates, and turning out editions of about 100, signed and numbered each one in pencil.  In total, he completed about 80 prints, of which half are aquatints, a thi (showing 500 of 5689 characters).



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