Charles Merck was born in Prussia in 1826. Merck came to California about 1867 and was a resident of San Francisco 1869-94. He was often referred to as Herr Merk.
Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1877-79; Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1878.
Works held : Society of Calif. Pioneers; Shasta State Historical Museum.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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