Carl W. Illig (American, 1910-1987) Western New York artist primarily known for his regional landscape oil paintings, harbor & marine scenes of Gloucester & Rockport, MA, and still lifes. Carl was born on May 26, 1910 in Depew, NY and enjoye? drawing all his life, but health and family circumstances prevented his pursuit of a formal art education. However, in 1926 he took a correspondence course in commercial art where he learned much about composition and perspective.Carl Illig studied under Arthur Kowalski and was a student and colleague of Emile Gruppe during summers spent in Gloucester. Best known for Western New York landscapes and Gloucester harbor scenes, he did work that carried on a long tradition of Western New York landscape painters and recalls Carl Peters, Gruppe and others. Illig was a member of The Buffalo Society of Artists.
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