(1916 - 2006)
Charles Phillip Cross was active/lived in Colorado, Maryland. Charles Cross is known for portrait painting of prominent persons and western themes.
Biography Charles Cross
Following is The Denver Post obituary of the artist by Claire Martin, 2/26/2006
Portrait artist Charles Phillip Cross, who died Sept. 1 at age 89 in Loveland, took a catholic approach to his subjects, who ranged from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren to convicted murderer Arlo Looking Cloud.
The son of a Maryland couple who ran a chicken farm, Cross learned as a child to seek the distinguishing features that separated one chicken from another or one person from a crowd.
"Each is such an individual in his own right, and capturing the essence of my subject on canvas is an ongoing challenge," he told the Loveland Reporter-Herald in February.
At age 9, Cross began experimenting with caricatures
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