(1910 - 1990)
Charles Samuel LaMonk was active/lived in California, Wyoming. Charles LaMonk is known for figure, portrait, Indian, petroglyph.
Biography Charles LaMonk
A painter in realist style of American and Central Mexican Indians as well as caves and canyons of the Southwest landscape, Charles La Monk was born in Kemmerer, Wyoming in 1910. He settled in Palmdale, California and operated the Artist's Gallery. He was known for painting a portrait from memory while lecturing on the heritage of his subject and then concluding both the lecture and the painting at the same time.
He graduated from the art department at Los Angeles Trade Tech and studied privately with Will Foster and at the Chouinard Art Institute. His stated purpose of his painting is to "capture on canvas the haunting emotion of the Indian people whose every ounce of strength is consumed in daily survival."
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