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Art By Tolpo Collection

Art By Tolpo Collection

Prescott, AZ

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Welcome to the Art by Tolpo Collection consisting of paintings by American artists, Carl and Lily Tolpo. The subjects are: portraits of prominent people... children and celebrities... mid-west, southwest and western landscapes, as well as, some still life, Music abstracts and miscellaneous subjects dating from the 1920s to the 2011.
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Lily Tolpo - American artist - (1917- 2015) Painter/Sculptor

Lily Tolpo was a scholarship student at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts from 1935-1939; she made her professional debut in 1941 at a one-artist show sponsored by the Illinois Society of Fine Art at the Chicago Drake Hotel.

She has been referenced in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who of American Women, Artists of Renown, and the Dictionary of International Biography. Lily Tolpo is also listed in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Catalog of American Portraits.

Lily has published works including: 'The Turning Point', a biographical painting celebrating the centennial of the Black Hawk Wars of 1832 and the 'Freeport Doctrine', a biographical painting that was part of the Lincoln and Douglas in Debate Statue project.

Lily Tolpo also has 52 of her Biological Portraits that were done for the Leadership Awards of Chicago historical figures, one of which, is Delores E. Cross President of Chicago State University...The Biological Portrait is a layered depiction of the subject with overlaid illustrations of their history in the background.

Some of her most noted works include: 'Law and Justice', a corten steel Chandelier located at the Waukegan, IL. Courthouse... 'I Am', a bas relief of cold cast bronze, the first in a series of six, for St. Paul Episcopal Church in Savanna IL., as well as, 'Minuteman', a bronze figurine for the Minutemen of America in Peoria IL.

Lily Tolpo Public Sculptures are: Lincoln & Douglas in Debate', a life sized bronze sculpture of figures in action located on the debate site in Freeport IL....'Whoofle, the Magic Dragon', found in Ross Garden at Krape Park in Freeport IL.... and the bronze monument statue of Julia Dent Grant is at The Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena, Illinois.

In 2009, Lily Tolpo received The Laureate for Order of Lincoln Award by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Bicentennial Convocation in recognition of her many accomplishments.

The Freeport Illinois Noon Rotary Club Foundation and the Rotary International commissioned Lily Tolpo to create for their ongoing Literacy and the Arts project, The Reading Lincoln; it was dedicated in 2011 at the Freeport Library in Freeport, Illinois.

There are several sculptures by Lily Tolpo in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, as well.

Lily Tolpo portraits, landscapes, music abstract paintings, abstract paintings and sculptures, as well as, the Great Americans sculpture series grace many private collections throughout the USA and Europe.
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Carl Tolpo - American artist - (1901-1976) Painter/Sculptor

Carl Tolpo studied at the Art Institute from 1926 to 1929 and also studied with Elmer Forsberg and John W. Norton...The favorite painting medium was oil on canvas...and sculptures were done direct in plaster

This Illinois Artist, was inspired by Historical Political persons, people of the arts and sciences, his wife, his children and the magnificent landscapes of the American West and Midwest and Southwest.

He has six State Legislative Portraits in the Illinois State Capitol and 25 larger than life oil portraits of Famous Baseball Players that are now in the collection of the Los Angeles Sports Museum.

Carl Tolpo is referenced in Who's Who of America and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Catalog of American Portraits.

The subjects of many of his landscapes were inspired by the western national park regions of the USA, mostly, the Yellowstone Park area of Wyoming. Lithograph prints of his canyon landscapes were sold throughout Yellowstone Park in the Haynes Picture Shops for many years. He also did landscapes of the Midwest and the Southwest.

One of his most admired and favorite subjects was Abraham Lincoln....The small bearded and beardless Lincoln bronze busts were sold at Marshall Fields on State St. in Chicago, IL, in the 1950s. There are several sculptures and paintings by Carl Tolpo in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, as well.

Carl Tolpo Public Sculptures:
The Abraham Lincoln heroic bronze bust sculpture at the Ford Theater in Washington DC, considered among the 5 best of Lincoln sculptures in the country.... This bronze bust of Lincoln is also at the courthouse in Waukegan Illinois, as well as, in the Barrington Illinois high school.

The larger than life full figure bronze monument of Illinois Senator Everett M. Dirksen and the heroic bust of Everett M Dirksen are in Pekin, Illinois.... There is also full figure of Everett M. Dirksen at the Illinois Statehouse.

Carl Tolpo portraits, small sculptures and landscapes grace many private collections in the USA and Europe.

Art by Tolpo Artist

 

Country Sunset Jo Daviess by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Storm Clouds and Sunset 1940 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Town Street 1939 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Cornfield at 530AM by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Lake Michigan Chicago Skyline 1952 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Rose Concerto 1941 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Sink Bath - 1940 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Morrocan Musician 1929 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Kids and Fishing 1934 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Yellowstone Lower Falls 1954 - Wyoming by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Angel Orchid by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Floating Boulders yellowstone River by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Artistic Senorita 1939 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Aunt Alma's Flowers - 1944 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Grand Canyon - North Rim 1947 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Holloywood Cowgirls on Stage 1940 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Lady in Thought by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Chrysler Motors 1939 Worlds Fair by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

La Conga Lily by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Yellowstone Lower Falls - 1939 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Point Sublime - Grand Canyon AZ. by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Makeup Time 1940 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Son of the Desert 1939 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Sunrise in Titutsville by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Dune Baby by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Sunflowers - Adoration by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Olive Reading 1939 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Fiddle Rope Hat Boot 1930s by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Desert Balanced Rock by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Art Being 1939 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Trylon and Perisphere Worlds Fair 1939 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Carnival on Cicero Ave. 1939 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Clown and Flowers 1939 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Ennui 1939 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Elinor 1938 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

China Woman 1938 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Latin Dancers 1938 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Man in Thought 1930s by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Nude of Hunger 1937 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Man Holding Staff 1937 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Upper Torso Nude 1938 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

1937 Depression by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Yellowstone Canyon 1930 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Lamp and Book 1929 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Still Life of Pottery 1929 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Blue Jay and Pottery 1929 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Battle Royal - 1915 by Art By Tolpo Collection

 

Man of 1922 by Art By Tolpo Collection