CHARLES FREDERICK TREDUPP, Sr.
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.
CHARLES FREDERICK TREDUPP, JR.
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.
Peter Merrill, German-American Artists in Early Milwaukee: A Biographical Dictionary, 1997, p. 130
Photo Credit: Wisconsin State Historical Society.