Carl William Verburgt | 1906-1981

Commercial Artist and Illustrator 

Carl William Verburgt was born on June 26, 1906, to Jacobus Petrus Verburgt and Katherine Moebius. Carl’s father, Jacobus, was born in Holland, and his mother, Katherine, was born in New York City. At the age of three, Carl and his parents were living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In 1925, Carl William Verburgt married Catherine A. Lannert. By 1931, they bore a daughter and a son, and Carl was working in Milwaukee as an artist in a dry goods store. By 1940, Carl was working as a commercial artist in a retail department store.

Carl was best known for his watercolors. His work can be found in the collections of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington, the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and the Museum of Wisconsin Art in Milwaukee. He held exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in 1946, 1947, 1964, and 1970.

At this time, now information is available about his education. Carl passed away on December 4, 1981, at Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.

Sources:,, Museum of Wisconsin Art

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