Charles Frederick Tredupp


BORN: 1841 in Westphalia, Germany

DIED: 1908 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Treddup settled around 1888 in Milwaukee.  He had emigrated to America that year with his son Charles Tredupp Jr., and was naturalized on October 14, 1902. 

In Germany, he had lived in Berlin from an early age and was reportedly an art student there, but it is unknown if he was enrolled in the Berlin Academy.



BORN: 1864 in Berlin, Germany

DIED: 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Both father and son painted in an identical style and probably collaborated on their paintings.

Both artists signed their paintings Charles F. Tredupp and which are typically landscapes done in Dutch manner.

Because both father and son used the same signature, it is usually impossible to tell whether canvases painted before 1908 (death year of Charles Sr.) were the work of the father of the son.

Both artists reportedly worked in Amsterdam, Roterdam, and Antwerp as well as Berlin.

For years the father and son shared a studio in an octogonal house a 2443 North Gordon Place.  

Biographical Source:
Peter Merrill, German-American Artists in Early Milwaukee: A Biographical Dictionary, 1997, p. 130

Photo Credit: Wisconsin State Historical Society.

Charles Frederick Tredupp