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Charles Rosenthal
OIL on canvas
54 x 54 in


Even as a child Charles was fascinated by and in love with the natural world and enchanted by painting and comic books, anthropomorphised characters and human-animal hybrids have long been featured in his work.

Following High School, he studied physical anthropology at Queens College (NYC) involving census taking and behavioral research with Howler Monkeys, and subsequently spending a few weeks backpacking around Nicaragua, & eventually living and showing his work in London and New York City.

After returning to France Charles maintained a studio in La Rochelle, where he returned to painting the figure and creatively exploring many of his old passions, such as comic book art, wildlife and science. His palette expanded and became more colorful, and he began employing classical
techniques like glazing and experimenting with colored grounds. in his work, Charles continues to eschew a predetermined narrative, relying on the visual language of his art. He invites the viewer to react and invent one’s own story about what might be going on.

His other lifelong infatuation, wildlife, has manifested itself through intermittent bouts of voluntary fieldwork in conservation and rescue-and rehab-efforts across the globe, including in Kenya, India, Thailand and Arizona. He has also had the good fortune to have spent a few years, cumulatively, backpacking around Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia, mostly in the 1980's and '90's.

Charles has spent the years since refining his voice, vision and technique and experimenting aesthetically and technically with new ideas. He now resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Kimberly, and their golden retriever dog-child, Squid Vicious.

Pop Gallery is pleased to represent Charles Rosenthal exclusively in Santa Fe, NM. Contact us directly for pricing and availability at 505.820.0788 or email

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