(1846 - 1931)
Charles Craig was active/lived in Colorado, Ohio. Charles Craig is known for Indian genre-portrait and landscape painting.
Biography Charles Craig
Inspired by Western and Indian life, Charles Craig did paintings
characterized by detailed accuracy, gained from several years spent
living with various tribes and carefully recording the details of their
culture. A fifty-year resident of Colorado Springs, he was the
state's first academically trained resident artist, and his paintings
reflected many aspects of his region including the Ute Indians.
Friends called him "Pink Face Charlie" because his disposition and his
paintings were invariably cheerful and sunny.
Charles Craig was
born in 1846 on a farm in Morgan County, Ohio. He began painting
as a boy, creating his palette from natural materials and canvases made
from oil and flour treated cotton cloths.
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