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Charles Cobelle

 (1902 - 1998)
Charles Cobelle was active/lived in Connecticut / France.  Charles Cobelle is known for naive-sophisticated painting-street scenes, regattas, race tracks.

Charles Cobelle

Biography from Bruce Palmer Galleries

Born in Alsace-Lorraine, France, and becoming a U.S. citizen in the late 1920s, Charles Cobelle, whose birth name was Carl Edelman, began his career in Paris after earning Bachelor and Master's Degrees at the University of Munich.  Later he studied at the L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and with Marc Chagall.  At Menton on the Riviera, he apprenticed with Raoul Dufy.

In the United States where he lived in Brookfield and Fairfield, Connecticut, he continued to create mixed-media paintings, and also did mural work for commercial establishments such as Neiman Marcus Company in Dallas, Texas; The Desert Inn in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Teheran Restaurant in New York City.

His work is in the collection of the Hartford Atheneum, the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, and the private collection of Howard Hughes.


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About  Charles Cobelle

Born:  1902 - Alsace-Lorraine, France
Died:   1998 - Paris, France
Known for:  naive-sophisticated painting-street scenes, regattas, race tracks