Carl Christopher Graf

Birth: 9-24-1892 Bedford, Indiana
Death: 1-28-1947
Married: Genevieve Goth
Known For: Landscapes and Still Life

Associations: Charter member of the Indiana Artists Club, Charter Member of the Sculptors Society, Charter member and first president of the Brown County Art Gallery Association


Studied at the Heron Art Institute, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Student Art League of New York City and at the Cincinnati of fine Art
Studied portrait painting and sculptor for seven years
Worked as a cartoonist after high school for the Bedford Daily Democrat
Met Varaldo J. Cariani while on the East Coast
Took camping trips to paint Brown County
Built a home and studio and frame shop outside of Nashville in 1925
Met and married Genevieve Goth Graf, Marie Goth’s sister
Built a home and studio east of Nashville, IN.
First president of the Brown County Art Gallery Association in 1926
Over six feet tall with the nickname of “shorty”

1. M. Joanne Nesbit and Barbara Judd - Those Brown County Artists - "The Ones Who Came, the Ones Who Stayed, The Ones Who Moved On 1900 - 1950" - Nanna's Books 1993
2. Lyn Letsinger-Miller - The Artists of Brown County - Indiana University Press Bloomington and Indianapolis 1994


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