Karl J Volk

Artist Statement

Karl J. Volk was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1932. Because of the U.S. economic situation at the time, and family tragedy, he was sent to Germany when only 11 months old, to live with two paternal uncles. While he was in Aschaffenburg, Germany, he lived for a time in the house of Mr. Adelbert Hock, who was a well-known painter of Aschaffenburg scenes and altarpieces. This early influence sparked Karl’s interest in art.

Karl returned to the United States in 1947, after the war had ended, and enrolled in his first United States learning institution, Halsey Junior High School, and learned English while others were learning German. His growing interest in art was again influenced by his art teacher, Ms. Drew. Continuing his education, he graduated from Brooklyn College in 1955 with a B.A. in Ar

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