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Cyril Colnik

 (1871 - 1958)
Cyril Colnik was active/lived in Wisconsin / Austria.  Cyril Colnik is known for iron work craft design work.

Biography   Cyril Colnik


Iron man: Cyril Colnik, By Jennifer Piggins, Published Aug. 22, 2004, OnMilwaukee.com


There are certain hallowed traditions that truly define Milwaukee's culture -- brewing beer, making sausage, handcrafting shoes, iron-working. During the late 19th-mid 20th centuries, Cyril Colnik put iron-working on the Milwaukee map.

Born in Austria, Cyril Colnik (1871-1958) was a renowned blacksmith who got his education at the Munich Industrial Art School. Having achieved recognition as a gifted student, Colnik was selected to go to Chicago along with the German iron-working team for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Upon viewing his work, Captain Frederick Pabst convinced Colnik to settle in Milwaukee pointing to the   ...  Displaying 750 of 5545 characters.

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