(1935 - 2002)
Chuck Oberstein was active/lived in California. Chuck Oberstein is known for clown and circus paintings.
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Biography Chuck Oberstein
Chuck Oberstein (December 18, 1935-May 8, 2002) was an American painter, best known for clown paintings. Born December 18, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, he graduated from Montebello High School.
He was a jeweler in the family business and once worked at a diamond retail store, when he was encouraged to be an artist by a friend, and quit the same day.
Oberstein is widely regarded as the definitive clown painter. He was sometimes called "The Magician" for his unique superimposing of clown faces and was known for his sparkling tear drop on his sad clowns, especially the Wall Street Journal Clown. Oberstein also painted seascapes, horses, portraits, children, and various other subjects, at first doing landscapes
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