(1907 - 1997)
George Charney was active/lived in Illinois. George Charney is known for marine, landscape, still life.
Biography George Charney
George Charney was born in Chicago and only completed 6th grade. He was a self-taught artist, and architect. He loved antiques and in 1934 opened an antique store on Clark Street in Chicago. He worked weekends for Gordon Goodrich and his wife Dorothy, interior decorator, doing paintings in the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin area. He bought a home in Highland Park in 1937, which he later remodeled into a French chateau.
He made postal cards for Kirt Tyke. He was discovered by personnel from the "Chicago Daily Sun" and worked in their editorial art department and eventually headed that department.
He had skills retouching photos, sculpting maps and then photographing them for publications. Eventually the military took up this practice
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