Charles Frederick Surendorf was a Bay Area printmaker. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Art Students League in New York City. In 1935 he moved to the San Francisco Bay area and further studied at Mills College. Active in the local art scene, he was director of the first San Francisco Art Festival. Surendorf painted regionalist style oils and watercolors, but is best known for his large output of wood and linoleum engravings.