(1906-1979) American "Painter and printmaker, Charles Frederick Surendorf was born in Richmond, Indiana and studied at Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League, Mills College and Ohio State University.
In 1946 he moved permanently to Columbia, California in the Sierra foothills and produced works with an historic California theme. In Columbia he was director of the short-lived Mother Lode Art School (1956). He was the director of the first San Francisco Art Festival.
His paintings and prints depicted the rough-and-tumble of the old mining country in an expressionist regionalist style related to Thomas Hart Benton.
Member: California Society of Etchers; San Francisco Art Association; Mother Lode Art Association; Bay Region Art Association, Oakland.
Exhibited: L.A. County Museum of Art, 1936; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1936-46; De Young Museum, 1946; Art Institute of Chicago; National Academy of Design, NY"
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