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Charles Beck's art on display in new St. Paul exhibit

Charles Beck talks about the way he sees and experiences nature while talking about his craft at his home in Fergus Falls, Minn. Forum file photo1 / 2
"After Summer," an early woodcut by Charles Beck, is part of a show at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul, Minn. Special to The Forum2 / 2

ST. PAUL — A new Twin Cities exhibit honors the life and work of renowned Fergus Falls, Minn., artist Charles Beck.

The show, "Charles Beck: An Artist for All Seasons," opens Saturday, Oct. 6, at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul. The display is comprised of 40 works by the late artist, including woodcut prints, paintings and wood carvings.

Beck died in 2017 at the age of 94.

Born and raised in Fergus Falls, he depicted the surroundings of Otter Tail County in his art for more than 60 years. While he is one of the most recognized Minnesota artists, his works have been displayed around the country, including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

His works are in private and public collections around the country, with a strong presence at The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum in Moorhead and Fargo's Plains Art Museum.

Beck's family and friends will celebrate him in a gallery talk and book signing with Amy Sharpe, author of "Charles Beck: The Nature of an Artist," from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. The show is open daily, excluding holidays, through Feb. 24.