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Zanesville in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Karl Kappes

(1861 - 1943)

 

—Artist, Zanesville-native —

 
Karl Kappes Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 25, 2009
1. Karl Kappes Marker
Inscription.
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)
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at the Muskingum County Conference and Welcome Center, west across 5th Street from the public library, and about 300 feet south of Exit 155 of Interstate 70. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 N. 5th Street, Zanesville OH 43701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zanesville and Muskingum County Artwall
Karl Kappes Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 25, 2009
2. Karl Kappes Marker
Public library in background. Looking NE.
(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 and 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Karl Kappes. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Karl Kappes. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Weller & Company. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Karl Kappes Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 25, 2009
3. Karl Kappes Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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