WORKS OF ART FOR SALE BY CARL TOLPO & LILY TOLPO
Public monuments of Carl Tolpo Lincoln art include Ford's Theater, Washington D.C. and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Carl Tolpo collection, art and archives.
To Lincoln Heroic Head by Carl Tolpo mini-replica / table-top bronze, custom cast in USA and more:
In 1992, its original cast was unveiled at 1858 debate site, Debate Square, Freeport, IL. Lily Tolpo was Illinois 2009 recipient of special Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial edition of The Order of Lincoln-the highest honor Illinois State can award.
To Lincoln Douglas in Debate mini-replica/ table-top bronze, custom cast in USA and more:
Carl Tolpo painted entirely on location -in sections - oil on panels at the canyon rim.
In 2011, Department of Interior Superintendent officially requested Yellowstone art by Carl Tolpo for the park’s collections. See its public display-summer 2016-2019 at National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, WY...more:
Lincoln Art By Carl Tolpo
Lincoln Art By Lily Tolpo
Hailed as one of the top five sculptures of the Civil War President, the Abraham Lincoln sculpture art by Illinois artist, Carl Tolpo, enjoys a reputation widely praised and acclaimed by historians. The Presidential Lincoln Heroic Head bronze sculpture shown here was completed in 1950’s and measures 42” high. As painter and sculptor, he worked intermittently for two decades gleaning impressions, doing research and study, making experimental casts and figurine, smaller bust and relief sculpture. Public monuments of Tolpo Lincoln art include Ford's Theater, Wahington D.C. and The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Carl Tolpo collection, art and archives.
Most treasured Lincoln Art by Lily Tolpo is monumental bronze depiction of the U.S. Senate 1858 debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. In 1992, it was unveiled on the original debate site, Debate Square in Freeport, IL. Lily Tolpo, Illinois 2009 Order of Lincoln Award recipient, assisted her husband Lincoln sculpture projects and later cast and supervised their castings. Sculpture art by Lily Tolpo continues Lincoln and Douglas in Debate mini- replicas, Great American historical figures, Mary Todd Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Julia Dent Grant and others. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library includes Lily Tolpo collection, art and archives.
Big Horn Galleries, Cody, WY
Simpson Gallagher Gallery, Cody, WY
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, WY
Carl & Lilly Tolpo Art Collection
212 West Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010 847-381-1730
Open Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm.
Works of art on paper and canvas may be purchased at our
Fine Art America web site.
Carl Tolpo found inspiration in the west and by 1934 was painting extensively on location in Wyoming and the Yellowstone Grand Canyon. Park Rangers soon named his favorite spot to paint in the canyon “Tolpo Point”. Finally, by 1972, the Yellowstone painter was there at the easel on a final trip to complete a colossal work. It became an 8.5 foot by 15 foot mural of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The mural is made of 16 individually painted panels. As an artist, he presaged digital images that form, by grids of colored squares, an integrated image. Tolpo painted these panels on site, en plein air, enraptured by nature and wildlife at Yellowstone National Park. Carl was a fisherman and admired the Osprey often seen in his Canyon paintings.
Carl Tolpo painted, from 1934 to 1972, en plein air, many original oil paintings of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon. Some paintings were reproduced as prints in the 1950’s. Tolpo Yellowstone prints were made with the vintage photogravure method of multi-color separations formatted in tiny florettes instead of the dots used today. 1950’s photo-off-set lithography became the process of choice for high-quality tonal subtleties.
Jack Haynes, historically Yellowstone’s first concessionaire, sold the Tolpo Yellowstone prints and pioneered a western art souvenir to the post WWII automobile traveler. After WWII, Americans traveled to American destinations, following the National Parks, to the nation's first National Park - Yellowstone National Park. After 25 years, Isabelle Haynes, Jack Haynes’ widow, wrote, “I remember you very well...for such beautiful paintings.”
Words from the artist about his painting (1934-1972) in Yellowstone National Park: “The eternal forces that have formed the rugged and snow-capped peaks, dense forests and the sparkling waters, display, in repose, their indubitable supremacy over all things material. They have retired to a grand disposition of noble serenity - the serenity of the Master Mind of the ages!” -Carl Tolpo