Charles Turzak
Charles Turzak - a brief biography

Charles Turzak - born in Streator, Illinois. he was a print maker, a painter, a muralist, a teacher and a graphic artist. Mr. Turzak received his art education at the Art Institute of Chicago and continued his studies abroad. He won wide recognition as an artist/author and illustrator through his woodcut biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin as well as other American Statesmen.

Charles Turzak's work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Milwaukee, Kanas City, Missouri, Library of Congress and University of Illinois to mention a few. He is listed in the "Who's Who in 20th Century America Artist's".

Over the years his designs and illustrations for national publishers have brought Mr. Turzak many honors for his originality and creativity.

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Colonial Prints- Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, John Adams, George Washington, John Marshall, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson

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Bonus Offer: A Free Valley Forge Print with any print order (while supplies last). Read below for details.

Purchase any Charles Turzak print and we will include a George Washington/Valley Forge print at no charge.

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  •   Only 1 Valley Forge print per customer.

    The story behind the print:
    On December 17, 1777, when George Washington moved his army into winter quarters at Valley Forge, his influence among members of Congress was at a low ebb. Congress was listening to self seeking plotters and turning a deaf ear to Washington. Lack of money and supplies brought terrible suffering to all stationed at Vallley Forge. Washington displayed admirable leadership in keeping up the spirit of his army.

    All Colonial Series Prints are on sale!

    Purchase any print from the Colonial Series for the amazing price of $179.00. This is a limited time offer. The regular selling price for any of these exceptional limited edition prints is $275.00 per print. This special discount will end without notice so make your plans today to take advantage of this once in a lifetime offer.
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    The story of the Biography Calendars.
    In 1933 the world was invited to the Chicago, IL. for the Worlds Fair. Charles Turzak, a prominent American artist was at the year long event cutting blocks in the Lincoln Pravillion. While at work demonstrating his woodcutting skills Mr. Turzak caught the eyes and minds of officials from the Federal Hardware and Implement Mutuals company. The officials were amazed at the woodcutting skills of Mr. Turzak and promised to return to see the finished series of Abraham Lincoln.

    Just before the end of the Worlds Fair these same officials returned to see the results of the Lincoln prints. By this time Mr. Turzak had completed his work on the Lincoln woodcuts and now turned his attention to woodcuts of Benjamin Franklin. So impressed by the work the officials of the Federal Hardware and Implement Mutuals company commissioned Charles Turzak to do a series of calendars to be given to valued customers of the Federal Hardware and Implement Mutuals company.

    The stirring woodcuts in this calendar series were created by Mr. Turzak exclusively for the Federal Hardware and Implement Mutuals company. The series would be eight calendars consisting of 12 woodcuts each. The series featured such famous colonials as Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, John Adams, George Washington, John Marshall, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and John Paul Jones. Now we bring these amazing examples of woodcuts to everyone. We hope you will enjoy the series.

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