Charles Drogkamp

(American, 1884-1958)

Born in Chicago in about 1884 (census and selective service records disagree), Drogkamp studied at the Art Academy in Chicago under John Francis Smith. In 1913 he married fellow artist Jean Carson. While they were in Chicago for some time, by the 1930s they were advertising their Drogkamp Studios of Art Instruction at Carnegie Hall in New York. The couple travelled for several years in South and Central America as evidenced by a 1937 anouncement in The Art Digest that they were resuming instruction in both fine and commercial art. His one-man show at the Carnegie Hall Art Gallery in 1940 featured a number of works which were products of this trip. The couple moved their school and studio to Los Angeles in 1942 where they stayed for the remainder of their careers.