Charles Eckart was born in Oakland, California and grew up in Yosemite Valley. He is a painter who started etching with his own press in 1966. The etching has always paralleled the various phases of his
painting development. After focusing on the figure for many years, his work changed to landscape after he moved from San Francisco to Point Reyes in 1985. Eckart's work has developed from early expressionist figurative images to the current abstracted landscapes, reflecting a strong gestural style and an emphasis on texture and energy. He has been represented by the Charles Campbell Gallery for over 25 years.
"Eckart locates, or brings into being, a focal plane where we can dwell on the pleasure of seeing paint regain the materiality it sacrifices to subject matter in most figuration. On the same plane, we experience what anyone who knows painting will recognize as real expertise." - Kenneth Baker, "Artist's bring color and light back into focus", San Francisco Chronicle
Information courtesy of Adam Beck