Charles Luedtke “Nile Queen”

Charles Luedtke "Nile Queen"

 

Item: “Nile Queen”

Artist: Charles Luedtke – 20th Century American Sculptor/Painter

A native of Wisconsin, Charles Luedtke was the traveling art teacher for seven county elementary schools, and taught Adult Education as well as University Extension art classes. In 1956 he and his family moved to Coronado, CA. where he taught high school art for 23 years. His main interest is sculpture, both wood and welded metals, but he also paints in oil, watercolor and encaustic. Luedtke received his B.F.A. from the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, and an M.S. in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin. He has exhibited widely in Wisconsin and California, New York and Florida and is represented in private collections around the country. In 1963 Luedtke was Commissioned to create the 9′ altar cross and candleholders for St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Coronado, Calif.

Selected Wisconsin Exhibitions:
Wisconsin State Exposition, 1948
16th Annual WI. Salon of Art, University of Wisconsin, 1950
36th Annual WI. Painters & Sculptors, Milwaukee Art Inst., 1950
12th Annual Art Show, WI. State Fair, 1950
Gimbel Art Collection, traveling exhibition
37th Annual WI. Painters & Sculptors, Milwaukee Art Inst., 1951
39th Annual WI. Painters & Sculptors, Milwaukee Art Inst., 1953
20th Annual WI. Salon of Art, University of Wisconsin, 1954
15th Annual Art Show, WI. State Fair, 1954
26th Annual Student Art Show, U of W, Union Gallery, 1954
41st Annual WI. Painters & Sculptors, Milwaukee Art Inst., 1955
42nd Annual WI. Painters & Sculptors, Milwaukee Art Inst., 1956

Selected California Exhibitions:
2nd Annual Fiesta Del Pacifico, Coronado, 1957
7th Annual Coronado Art Assn. Exhibition, 1957
4th Annual S. D. County Art Exhibition, S.D. Art Institute, 1957
1st 1958 Membership Exhibition, Art Center in La Jolla
2nd 1958 Membership Exhibition, Art Center in La Jolla
Group Show, Studio Gallery, Coronado, 1958
One Man Show, Hidden Gallery, Coronado, 1959
2nd 1959 Membership Exhibition, Art Center in La Jolla
Group Show, Hidden Gallery, Coronado
Graphics Exhibition, Hidden Gallery, Coronado
Jewish Community Ctr., San Diego, w/ Bill & Portia Bowne, 1962
Del Mar Fair Art Exhibition, 1965
Annual Lenten Art Festival, St. Marks Methodist Church, S.D., 1966

Description: Exceptional large abstract form in ceramic and welded steel.

Dimensions: 40” long, 19” high

Condition: Excellent

Price: $2400

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