Oct 22, 2021

Charles P. Kilgore

Charles P. Kilgore (1889 - 1979) was born in Huntington, West Virginia, and attended both Marshall College (now University) and The Art Institute of Chicago. He served in the camouflage corps during World War I, where he was in the same unit as the famous regionalist painter, Grant Wood. Following his service, he joined the staff of the Chicago Tribune, where he worked as a “color consultant” and commercial artist. He traveled extensively in the American southwest, becoming known for his landscape paintings that documented the Spanish colonial architecture of the region. He exhibited his works in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1933 (along with Grant Wood and Orrin A. White) and in other regional exhibitions. SOURCES: Askart.com.