Karl Eugene 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 Eugene 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
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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