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Karl Fortess

 (1907 - 1993)
Karl Eugene Fortess was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts / Belgium.  Karl Fortess is known for modernist-leaning landscape, wildlife, history.

Biography   Karl Fortess


Karl Fortess studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League.  His work is has a surrealist bent and is most often identified as of the Woodstock School. Fortess has had his artworks exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum, Woodstock Art Association, Boston Art Museum, and Carnegie Institute.

He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1946, the Childe Hassam Fund purchase award in 1952, and many other juried prizes during his career.  In addition to working as a WPA artist and administrator, Fortess taught at the Art Students League, Brooklyn Museum Art School, and Boston University.


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