|Biography from Gallery C:|
|Carl Krabill was born in East Canton, Ohio in 1930. He graduated
from East Canton High School in 1948 and attended Mount Union College
in Alliance, Ohio where he obtained a degree in business
administration. After graduating from college in 1952, he served
four years in the U.S. Air Force, and upon discharge enrolled at the
Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Krabill
returned to Ohio to study in the Art Teachers’ Program at Kent State
University, graduating in 1959. |
From 1960 to 1985, Krabill
taught art classes in the Shaker Heights school system located in
Shaker Heights, Ohio. In conjunction with teaching, he studied
with Ellen Johnson and at Oberlin College with Forbes Whiteside, who
influenced his painting career.
Krabill decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in painting and returned to
Kent State where he graduated in 1985. He also taught classes at
the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University.
retired from teaching in 1995 and began painting full-time. His first
one-man show took place at the Cleveland Playhouse Gallery in
1967. Traveling extensively, he has captured the landscapes of
Maine, Nantucket, England (Yorkshire and Devon), France and Holland as
subjects for paintings. He divides his time between the rolling hills
of North Carolina and Ohio, where both environments serve as
inspirations for his paintings.
He received the American Council
of Learned Societies’ grant, and, in 1966, was awarded a Juror’s
Mention for a painting in the Cleveland Museum of Art Show.
Krabill, Carl. Interview. 2001.
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