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Charles Yardley Turner
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Birth: 1850
Death: Jan. 1, 1919

Charles Yardley Turner (1850-1918) was an American artist and muralist.

Born in Baltimore, Turner studied art in Europe under French masters Jean-Paul
Laurens, Mihály Munkácsy and Léon Bonnat. He was chairman of the school
committee at the Art Students League of New York in 1879, early in its history,
and president of the National Society of Mural Painters from 1904-1909. Among
his apprentices was a young A.J. Bogdanove, who later became a noted muralist
and marine painter in his own right.

Turner was assistant director of decoration at the 1893 World's Columbian
Exposition in Chicago, under fellow muralist Francis Davis Millet, and for the
1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo he served as the colorist for the entire

In 1912 he became director of the Maryland Institute Schools of Art and Design
at Baltimore.

Murals: Hotel Martinque, 32nd Street and Broadway, New York City, 1898, several
murals Baltimore Court House, 1905,
The Burning of the Peggy Stewart DeWitt Clinton High School, 1905
Essex County Court House, Newark, New Jersey, 1905-1907
Hudson County Courthouse, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1910
Cuyahoga County Courthouse, Cleveland, Ohio, 1912
(Date unknown) "The Great Prophets" Church of St. Andrews 122 W. 76 St, NYC
Wisconsin State Capitol, 1917, four murals on the theme of Transportation in the
North Hearing Room

Family links: 
  Hannah B. Turner (1817 - 1863)
  John Turner (1839 - 1916)*
  Joseph Turner (1841 - 1909)*
  Thomas G. Turner (1845 - 1916)*
  Edward J. Turner (1847 - 1875)*
  Samuel Turner (1849 - 1927)*
  Charles Yardley Turner (1850 - 1919)
  Janette Turner (1852 - 1855)*
  Lucy Turner (1854 - 1855)*
  Alice Turner Yardley (1860 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Friends Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: H43
Maintained by: Seth Bogdanove
Originally Created by: Roanna Camden Cann
Record added: Mar 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34935546
Charles Yardley Turner
Added by: Seth Bogdanove
Charles Yardley Turner
Added by: Seth Bogdanove
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- Cori H
 Added: Aug. 29, 2014
Thank you, C.Y.Turner for being a mentor to my grandfather, A.J.Bogdanove.
- Seth Bogdanove
 Added: Sep. 10, 2012

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