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 Charles Wheeler Locke  (1899 - 1983)

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Lived/Active: New York/Ohio      Known for: etcher, urban genre, portrait

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Biography from Whistler House Museum of Art:
The following is from Peter Kostoulakos, ISA ? Fine Art Consultant

Charles Wheeler Locke

Charles Wheeler Locke ? painter, illustrator, etcher, lithographer, teacher, and drawing specialist ? was born in Cincinnati, OH on August 31, 1899 and died in Garrison, NY in 1983. He is best remembered for his etchings and his urban genre, portraits, and bar scenes. Locke held a teaching position with the Art Students League in New York City and illustrated Tale of a Tub, by Swift and published by Columbia University Press. Locke's address in 1929 was 78 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn, NY and his summer residence was 3906 Hazel Avenue in Norwood, OH.

Locke studied at the Art Students League and the Cincinnati Art Academy and was a pupil of Joseph Pennell (1860-1926); Herman Henry Wessel (1878-1969); John Ellsworth Weis (1892- ?). He was a member of the Society of American Etchers in Brooklyn, NY; Associate of the National Academy of Design in New York City; the American Printmakers; the American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers; the Century Club in New York City; and the Duveneck Society.

His exhibitions and awards include the Logan Medal at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Tiffany Foundation Award; the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Locke's work is represented in the collections of the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; the British Museum in London; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, TX; the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, FL; the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL; the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, MI; the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Loretto, PA; the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh / Carnegie Institute; and the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

References: Who Was Who in American Art, vol. I, page 376; Davenport's Art Reference 2001/2002, page 1167; Mantle Fielding,1986, page 549; Mallett, page 259; Dealer's Choice Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters... page 841; Whistler House Museum of Art files.

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