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Charles C. Svendsen
Birth: Dec. 7, 1871
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1959
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

An artist and art critic, best known as a religio-historical painter for churches and convents. He taught at the Cincinnati Art Museum, illustrated books, and in the 1920s wrote and drew for the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper. He studied with artist Thomas Noble at the Cincinnati Art Academy and later in Paris with William Adolphe Bouguereau at the Academy Julian, and with Gabriel Ferrier at the Academy Colarossi. In 1897 he was a commissioner of fine arts for Holland and Belgium at the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition in Nashville. In 1898 he toured Egypt and Palestine and brought back more than a hundred sketches, drawings, and paintings. He won a bronze at the St. Louis Universal Exposition of 1904 for a gouache water color owned by the Cincinnati Club. He was the first artist to be represented at Chicago's Vanderpoel Memorial Museum, founded ~1913.

His work can be seen in Cincinnati's St. Xavier Church and Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Norwood, Ohio. He also painted panels for the Cathedral of Dacca, India, St. Joseph Church in Nazareth, Palestine, and Mount St. Sepulchre monastery in Washington, DC. Husband of Florida Franklin Groves; son of Carl or Charles J.F. Svendsen, who established an internationally known banner, flag, and military equipment business in Cincinnati in 1866. The business was continued after the father's death in 1903 by the family until 1925. (bio by: Anne Montague) 
 
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Green Lawn Cemetery
Franklin
Simpson County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Anne Montague
Record added: Jun 05, 2008
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