Charles P. Killgore - Painter

(1889 - 1979)

Charles P. Killgore was born in Huntington, West Virginia in 1889. He graduated from Marshall College in Huntington and then studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He served in the camouflage corps during World War I where he became friends with and worked beside Grant Wood of Iowa and Orrin White from Pasadena, California.

After the war Killgore was a landscape painter and a commercial artist. In addition he worked as a color consultant for the Chicago Tribune for forty-three years. He traveled extensively including twelve trips to Mexico and forty-one trips to California where he often painted with his friend Orrin White. Many of Killgore’s paintings had scenes with Spanish architecture. He died in Chicago, Illinois in 1979.

Killgore exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Annual (1928, 1930-32). He exhibited 49 paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1922 until 1949, twelve watercolors and thirty-seven oil paintings.

Biography from the Archives of AskArt
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