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Tourists, Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1930s Lithograph Print

circa 1935

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Photo Opportunity (Tourists, Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado; edition of 30 is a lithograph circa 1935 by Charles Wheeler Locke (1899-1983). American Modernist scene of a group of tourists among the dynamic red rocks of Garden of the Gods park located in Colorado Springs. Presented in a custom black frame, outer dimensions measure 17 ¾ x 16 ¾ x ⅞ inches. Image sight size is 11 ¼ x 10 ⅜ inches. Piece is clean and in excellent condition - please contact us for a detailed condition report. Expedited and international shipping is available - please contact us for a quote. In August of 1859, two surveyors started out from Denver City to begin a townsite, soon to be called Colorado City. While exploring nearby locations, they came upon a beautiful area of sandstone formations. Surveyor M. S. Beach suggested that it would be a “capital place for a Biergarten” when the country grew up. His companion, Rufus Cable, a “young and poetic man”, exclaimed, “Biergarten! Why it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.” It has been so-called ever since. About the artist: Charles Wheeler Locke – painter, illustrator, print maker, and teacher – was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1899. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and later with Joseph Pennell at the Art Students League in New York City. Noticing Locke’s talents, Pennell hired him as his primary assistant before selecting him to succeed him as Instructor of Lithography. Locke held that position between 1922 and 1937. Beginning in 1925, his lithographs of the docks, wharfs, and streets of New York and Brooklyn gained international recognition. He was a member of the Society of American Etchers, National Academy of Design, American Print Makers, and the Century Club.
  • Creator:
    Charles Locke (1899 - 1983, American)
  • Creation Year:
    circa 1935
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 17.75 in (45.09 cm)Width: 16.75 in (42.55 cm)Depth: 0.75 in (1.91 cm)
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  • Framing:
    Frame Included
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  • Gallery Location:
    Denver, CO
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 258101stDibs: LU27310742062
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