Charles Cobelle (1902–1994)
Born in Bavaria, Charles Cobelle studied at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and served as an apprentice of the great Fauvist artist, Raoul Dufy, before immigrating to the United States with the surrealist, Marc Chagall, from whom his use of light, animation of subject and coloration derive.
His works have been actively collected in the United States and abroad since the 1930’s. He had numerous one-person shows including: Niveau Gallery, Shoenmann Gallery, New York City, and Associated American Artists in New York City.
Cobelle was a distinguished printmaker utilizing multi-color lithography. His large-scale works juxtapose the familiar cityscapes of Paris adding the dimension of gaiety and festival. He, like Chagall, was a chronicle of the life of the city of Paris.