(1901 - 1976)
Carl Tolpo was active/lived in Illinois, Michigan. Carl Tolpo is known for landscape painter and portrait sculptor.
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Biography Carl Tolpo
The following, submitted October 2004, is from Carolyn Tolpo Smith, daughter of the artist.
Carl Tolpo was born in Ludington, Michigan in 1901. During the course of his career, he established his reputation as a portrait, genre and landscape painter as well as a portrait and figure sculptor. As a painter, his works in fine oil portraiture particularly include State portraits and landscape oil paintings of the western USA, mostly the Yellowstone (Park) region of Wyoming. As a sculptor, his reputation was gained especially from likenesses of Abraham Lincoln.
Tall and rugged, Carl Tolpo was the eldest of a large Finnish/Swedish American family and was raised on a farm. While working in the fields at a young age, he unearthed a wi
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