(1898 - 1981)
Charles Merrick (Chilli) Capps was active/lived in Kansas, Illinois. Charles Capps is known for printmaking, townscape, landscape and architecture.
Biography Charles Capps
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
third etchings and drypoints and the others blockprints and lithographs.
Noted for his dry sense of humor, he had a sign over his studio door:
"Phooey to the Louvre". One of his friends said that Capps "could
puncture a balloon of sel
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