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Charles Merrick (Chili/Chile) Capps

 (1898 - 1981)
Charles Merrick (Chili/Chile) Capps was active/lived in Kansas, Illinois.  Charles Capps is known for printmaking, townscape, landscape and architecture.

Charles Merrick (Chili/Chile) Capps

A printmaker especially known for subtle tonal variations in aquatints, Charles Capps, whose friends called him "Chili", did many images of Midwestern scenes and Southwestern subjects as well as commercial art endeavors.  He was especially taken with the adobe architecture of Taos and Santa Fe.  He created his own plates, and turning out editions of about 100, signed and numbered each one in pencil.  In total, he completed about 80 prints, of which half are aquatints, a third etchings and drypoints and the others blockprints and lithographs.

Noted for his dry sense of humor, he had a sign over his studio door: "Phooey to the Louvre".  One of his friends said that Capps "could puncture a balloon of sel  ...  Displaying 750 of 5679 characters.

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About  Charles Merrick (Chili/Chile) Capps

Born:  1898 - Jacksonville, Illinois
Died:   1981 - Wichita, Kansas
Known for:  printmaking, townscape, landscape and architecture