Leaving a mark: Iconic rural Minnesota artist Charles Beck dies at 94

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FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—Charles Beck didn't leave his mark on the landscape. Rather, he made his imprint by capturing the rolling hills, plowed fields and the birds of Otter Tail County...

In this file photo, Charles Beck talks about the way he sees and experiences nature while talking about his craft at his home in Fergus Falls, Minn. David Samson / Forum News Service
In this file photo, Charles Beck holds a frame made by his son, Karl, in his workshop at his home in Fergus Falls, Minn. David Samson / Forum News Service
Charles Beck's woodcut "Cathedral Forest" is in a room dedicated to his work at Fargo's Hotel Donaldson. Special to Forum News Service
"Dormant Tree," by Charles Beck. David Samson / Forum News Service
Charles Beck's woodcut print "Evening Chores."
A newer painting from Charles Beck. Special to Forum News Service
In this file photo, Charles Beck pulls out a print he made 60 years ago while talking about art pieces in his gallery at his Fergus Falls home. David Samson / Forum News Service

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