Charles finds inspiration in the natural world. Primarily a carver in stone and wood, he also produces limited editions of many of his works in bronze. His distinctive style ranges from realism to abstract.
His sculptures have been exhibited widely in the United States as well as in Canada, Japan and Sweden, where the work has received critical acclaim. His work has been shown at more than 50 museums. He’s also represented in public, corporate and private collections, and has received regional and national honors. He has received one of the highest recognitions from the Salmagundi Club, the Phillip Isenberg Prize for both December, 2007 & January, 2008. The Salmagundi Club is the oldest arts club in the USA.
Born in 1931 in Wilmington, Delaware, Charles is a graduate of DuPont High School. He also holds degrees in agriculture and agronomy from the University of Delaware and in law from Temple University in Philadelphia.
He served in the United States Coast Guard, and has worked as an agronomist, a seed analyst, field man for a food processing business, and manager of a crop dusting service. A lawyer for thirty years, he has been active in civic and cultural affairs and is author of several scholarly and popular articles on agriculture, history and law. He is retired from the practice of law and is a full time sculptor. He was a past president of the Society of Animal Artists, an international organization of painters and sculptors who depict living creatures in their work.