Charles Key Furr (1928-2014) born in Amarillo, Texas. Soon after graduating high school Charles Furr packed a knapsack and his bike and with a handful of other young adventurers left his hometown to tour Europe. Charles was taken by the experience abroad. Italy especially made a lasting impression. His early fascination with Italy became a reality when Charles pursued a year’s residency at the Accademia di Belli Arti in Florence in 1961. Captivated by an Italian aesthetic, Charles relocated in 1965 to Florence where he intensively studied the Italian Renaissance at the Harvard Berenson Library, I Tatti. His researches led to further investigation at numerous other libraries, churches, museums and galleries that surrounded Tuscany and in Rome. Throughout his career, Charles would continue to revisit Italy. In this portfolio, we see his prolific production of pieces both created in Itlay and inspired by Italy, ranging from watercolors, ink drawings, etchings, and oils.