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Charles Pfahl   Click Images to Enlarge


Silver, Stained-glass and Candles

Oil on canvas 30 1/2 x 25 inches

Signed fully





(American, b. 1946)

Pfahl married his second wife Charlotte Weltys in 1978 and painted their marriage bowl and candlesticks (shown here) in their 45 th Street loft studio in New York City, adding the “holy” symbolic image of the stained glass window to create a masterful still life subject.

Charles Pfahl was born in Akron, Ohio on May 15, 1946. He studied with Robert Brackman in Madison, CT, John Koch in New York, with Jack Richard and in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. He was given a solo retrospective at Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City in 1980. He is an instructor of painting at the Arts Student League, NYC (1981-) and a member of the Allied Artists of America, the Audubon Artists and the Salmagundi Club. Awards include the Halgarten Prize, NAD (1976, 1981); Andrew Carnegie Prize, NAD (1978); Isaac N. Maynard Prize, NAD (1980) and many more. References include American Artist Magazine (March 1973); Charles Pfahl, Artist at Work by Singer (Watson-Guptil, 1977); After Dark (March 1981); Studio International Magazine (1985); Who Was Who in American Art p. 861, 2000) and more. Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City represented Pfahl until the galleries closed. The artist maintains a studio loft at 45 th Street in Manhattan and lives in Buffalo, New York.

Pfahl is best known for his mysterious interiors, haunting still life subjects and sumptuous figural genres.