About This Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the work of Wichitan Charles “Chili” Capps, one of eleven original members of the Prairie Print Makers. The Prairie Print Makers–founded in 1930 by many of our region’s best artists–worked to make fine art accessible to everyday Kansans and joined with other print societies to create a broad culture of print collecting throughout America.

Print of adobe building in the foreground and mountains in the distant background

Charles M. Capps, Mission at Trampas, 1949. Etching and aquatint, 11 1/16 x 16 7/8 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Bequest of Elizabeth T. Forter in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Tusten Forter