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charles PFAHL
 
 
 
Born:            May 15, 1946
                       Akron, Ohio

Died:              October  4, 2013
                       Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
Education:    1969-1978       Mentor-apprenticeship with John Koch, New York
                        1962-1965       Robert Brackman, Madison, Connecticut (summers)
                        1958-1965       Jack Richard, Akron, Ohio
                        1964-1965       University of Akron
 
Solo Exhibitions:
101/Exhibit, Miami, Florida, 2009
Altitude Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2008
Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City, 2003
Grand Central Art Gallery, New York 1987, 1990
Condado Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1982
Retrospective - Grand Central Art Gallery, New York, 1980
Gallery Blue, Medina, Ohio, 1975
Nashua Arts and Science Center, New Hampshire, 1975
Harbor Gallery, 1971-1974, 1977
 
Group Exhibitions:
Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism, an exhibition inspired by Robert C. Jackson's book, Behind the      Easel, Concurrent at the Delaware Art Museum & Somerville Manning Gallery, Delaware 2016-2017
101 Exhibit; Group Show; Los Angeles, CA; July 2015
ACOPAL Exhibition Tour of Contemporary American Realism; Beijing, 2013-2015
ACOPAL Exhibition of Contemporary American Realism, National Arts Club, New York, 2011
101/Exhibit, ArtHamptons, NY,  2009, 2010, 2011
101/Exhibit, Miami, Florida, 2009, 2010, 2011
The Figure from Cubism to Post Modern, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, 2007
Spanierman & Spanierman Modern, 2004-2007
Recent Acquisitions Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art, 2002
Gerald Peters Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1999
Two Painters, Magidson Fine Art, New York City, 1996
Re-presenting Representation, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, 1995
ICE Collection Opening Exhibition, New York City, 1995
Eckert Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1995
An Original Idea - Wunderlich & Company, New York, 1994
Flowers - Babcock Gallery, New York, 1994
Contemporary Realists - Wunderlich & Company, New York, 1993, 1994
American Realism Abroad - Colby College, The Butler Institute, Wichita Art Museum, 1989-1990
Mostre Artisti Contemporaei - Tuscania, Italy, 1986
The Precise Eye - Grand Central Art Gallery, New York, 1984
The Still Life - Westmoreland County Museum, 1979
The Enduring Triumph of Realism - Florence Art Gallery and Grand Central Art Gallery, 1978
Five Artists & Their Models - F.A.R. Gallery, New York, 1978
Childe Hassam Purchase Exhibition - American Academy of Arts & Letters, 1976
Three Centuries of the American Nude - New York Cultural Center, 1975
Butler Institute of American Art - (invited) 1974, 1993
Interiors - F.A.R. Gallery, 1973
Realist Revival - New York Cultural Center, 1972
1971-1980 Annual Exhibitions for: Allied Artists, Hudson Valley Artists, American Watercolor Society, Knickerbocker Artists, National Arts Club, Salmagundi Club, National Academy of Design, Audubon Artists

Teaching:
Instructor, Art Students League of New York, 1980-1981
Instructor, Private, New York, 1977-1981
 
Awards:         
 Isaac N. Maynard Prize, 1980 (National Academy of Design)
Gold Medal, 1978 (Allied Artists)
Andrew Carnegie Prize, 1978 (National Academy of Design)
Grumbacher Cash Award, 1977 (Allied Artists)
1st Hallgarten Award, 1976 (National Academy of Design)
Best in Show, 1976 (Mainstreams)
1st Award for Painting, 1974 (Mainstreams)
Dr. Natalie Graziano Award, 1974 (Allied Artists)
Minnie R. Stern Award, 1974 (Audubon Artists)
Norman U. Headrich Award, 1974 (Salmagundi Club)
H.E. Ogden Campbell Memorial Award, 1973 (Hudson Valley Artists)
Louis E. Seley Purchase Prize, 1973 (Salmagundi Club)
Windsor Newton Award, 1973 (Knickerbocker Artists)
Nancy Polan Award, 1972, 1973 (National Arts Club)
Gold Medal, 1972 (Hudson Valley Artists)
Thomas Greenly Award, 1972 (National Arts Club)
Julius Allen Award, 1971, 1972 (Salmagundi Club)
Mary Spradling Award, 1971 (Hudson Valley Artists)
Pauline Mintz Award, 1971 (Knickerbocker Artists)
Institute of Arts & Letters Grant, 1973
Greenshields Grant, 1972, 1973
Stacey Grant, 1972
Ford Grant, 1965 (Art Students League)
 
Public or Institutional Collections
Oprah Winfrey
University of Akron, Ohio
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Ohio
Greenshields Memorial Foundation, Canada
Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
Masco Corporation, Michigan
Winterman Museum, Texas
Beatrice Food Company, Illinois
Salmagundi Club, New York City
Indiana University
Regal Printing Company, New York City
Heydendryk Frames, New York City
 
Bibliography:
Charles Pfahl; 101 Exhibit; 2015
Behind the Easel: The Unique Voices of 20 Contemporary Painters; Robert C. Jackson
            with Pamela Sienna, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (November 2014)
The Peripatetic Painter; American Art Collector, April 2012

Artist Focus: Charles Pfahl; American Art Collector, April 2009
M. Stephen Doherty; Charles Pfahl’s New Paintings;
            American Artists Magazine, June 2003
Amaya, Mario, Chuck Pfahl, Studio International, vol. 198,
            Number 1009, 1985
After Dark, 1983
Singer, Joe; Painting Portraits; Watson-Guptill
            Publications, New York (1979)
Singer, Joe; Charles Pfahl: Artist at Work; Watson-Guptill
            Publications, New York (1977)
Wechsler, Jill; Chuck Pfahl; Painting as a Way of Life,
            American Artists Magazine, March 1973
 

 



                        
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