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Charles Morgan

 (1890 - 1947)
Charles L. Morgan was active/lived in Illinois, Kansas, Florida.  Charles Morgan is known for etching, painting, architectural drawings, teaching.

Charles Morgan

Biography from the Archives of askART

Born October 13, 1890 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, he graduated from the University of Illinois in 1914.  He was an architect/artist in Chicago, doing renderings for the larger architectural firms.  In 1926, he went to Europe to sketch.  

Practiced Architecture 1914-15 Firm Davidson, Lockwood & Morgan & rendering in own Name 1915.
Assoc. Frank Lloyd Wright 1929-
Assoc. arch. Powhatan Bld.  Chicago
Assoc with Alex Caparo - Italian Bld. for Century of Progress - Chic. 1933-34
Assoc- Proff - Arch- Kansas State College, Manhattan, Kans.  1934-37
Decorated- cavalier of Crown of Italy 1934
Life Member Chicago Art Institute
Member American Institute of Architecture  March 4, 1924
Member Chicago Society Etchers
Builders Club
Ill. Society of Architect  August 10, 1915
Red Path Chalk Talks
1937 Moved to Fla. called to Lakeland, Florida to interpret Frank L. Wright's blue prints for building for Fla. Southern University.
Morgan married Beth Bennett Knowlton in 1915, who died in 1939; their only child BettyKay Morgan was born in 1917 and died in 2004.

Morgan died April 10, 1947 in Port Richie, Florida

The artist's granddaughter, Sondra

Biography from the Archives of askART
Born Mt. Vernon, IL, Oct. 13, 1890. Architect. Etcher. Teacher. He studied at the University of Illinois. He spent two years in Spain and France and in England with Frank Brangwyn. He taught architecture at Kansas State College, Manhattan in 1933 and at the University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1942-43. Author of Color Sketches: Spain, France & England (1927); Chalk Talks; Sketching for You; Imagination, Sixth Sense; A Century of Progress in Painting.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47., 1-3; Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); Dawdy 2: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 2. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1981.; NMAA files.

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

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About  Charles Morgan

Born:  1890 - Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Died:   1947 - Port Richie, Florida
Known for:  etching, painting, architectural drawings, teaching