Zanesville in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
(1861 - 1943)
— Artist, Zanesville-native —
A graduate of Zanesville High School, Karl Kappes studied art in Cincinnati before moving on to New York, Paris, and Munich. In the 1890's, Karl began working at the nationally known Weller Pottery; advancing to foreman in 1901, and lead designer in 1904. Kappes became most widely recognized for his non-Dickens designs of Native Americans, monks, golfers, and dancers, as are shown on the Dickens II series and Louwelsa vases, signing his works “KK.” Leaving Weller in 1909, Kappes continued painting portraits, nudes, and landscapes from his last known Zanesville studio in suite 326 of the Masonic Temple. In 1912, Karl moved to Texas, Ohio, Just west of Toledo, where he remained until his death in 1943.
Sculptor, Alan Cottrill (2006)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 39° 56.641′ N, 82° 0.39′ W. Marker is in Zanesville, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker is on 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the Muskingum County Conference Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 N 5th Street, Zanesville OH 43701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zanesville and Muskingum County Artwall (within shouting distance of this marker); Architect Cass Gilbert (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lodge of Amity No. 5 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Capital of Ohio (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II/Korean War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Muskingum County Medal of Honor Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Muskingum County Iraqi Conflicts Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Zanesville (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zanesville.
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