The following information was submitted in July of 2006 by Dean Brownrout:
Carl W. Illig (1910-1987) NY
Carl Illig was born in 1910 in East Aurora, New York. Illig studied under Arthur Kowalski and was a student and colleague of Emile Gruppe during summers spent in Gloucester. Best known for Western New York landscapes and Gloucester harbor scenes, his work carried on a long tradition of Western New York landscape painters and recalls Carl Peters, Gruppe, and others.
In the late 1950s, he was involved in the restoration of murals by Alexis Fournier at the Roycroft Campus (East Aurora, NY). Illig was a member of The Buffalo Society of Artists.