Carl Krabill was born in East Canton, Ohio in 1930. He graduated from East Canton High School in 1948 and attended Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, obtaining a degree in business administration in 1952. After graduating, he served four years in the U.S Air Force. Upon discharge in 1956, he enrolled in Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He returned to Ohio and enrolled in the Art Teachers' Program at Kent State University, graduating in 1959. He then taught art in the Shaker Heights school system, Shaker Heights, Ohio from l960 through 1985. During this time, he studied with Ellen Johnson and Forbes Whiteside at Oberlin College. While at Oberlin, Ellen Johnson encouraged him in painting. Subsequently, he returned to Kent State for a Master's Degree in Painting. He also has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University. After he retired from teaching in 1985, he began painting full-time. He had his first one-man show at the Cleveland Playhouse Gallery in 1967, and returned most recently in1995. He was the recipient of an American Council of Learned Societies' grant, and was awarded a Juror's Mention for painting in the Cleveland Museum of Art May Show in 1966. Traveling extensively, he has captured the landscapes of Maine, Nantucket, England (Yorkshire and Devon), France, and Holland as subjects for paintings. His studio is in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the rolling hills serve as serious inspiration for paintings. Carl passed away February 27, 2018 at the age of 87.