1928 (Buffalo, New York)
Subject to Copyright
Often Known For
space flight, fantasy, graphics
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|The following, submitted October 2005, is from Yvonne C. Haymes, daughter of the artist.|
Born in 1928 in Buffalo, New York, Charles Haymes began his art career
in high school. He has worked as an art instructor, illustrator
and graphic artist throughout his career. In 1951, he went to
work for Bell Aerospace as an artist-illustrator, ultimately rising to
the position of Graphics Manager. His industrial building
paintings are done in oils, but he no longer works with these
images. Most of them were done in the 50's and 60's.
He has received numerous awards in juried exhibitions throughout the
United States. Seven of his paintings are on permanent loan to
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA.) These images
are from trips to watch the space shuttle launches, which he traveled
to as part of his job.
In addition, he designed a memorial sculpture dedicated to the seven
astronauts who perished in the Challenger Shuttle. This memorial
is installed on the grounds of the NASA facility in New Orleans,
He has since retired from Martin Marietta Michoud (Lockheed Martin) in
New Orleans, Louisiana, and moved to Bedford, Texas in the Fort
Worth-Dallas area. He has enjoyed his retirement while creating
other worlds, cosmic spacespaces, celestial star systems and unknown
galaxies. His "Astro Art" paintings combine science fiction and
fantasy to stir your imagination about the mysteries of our universe
and galaxies beyond.
Working in gouache creating small colorful pieces, he has also painted
many portraits of famous people along with images from their lives for
a private collector.
Mr Haymes is married to his wife, Lynn, of 54 years and they have 2 children. He is still actively painting in 2005.
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