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  Charles Strong (1938-2013)

 Born in Greeley,  CO.  (1938). Attended Coronado School of Art, San Diego (1957- 58). Studied at San Francisco Arc Institute with Elmer Bischoff, Richard Diebenkorn, Jack Jefferson , and Frank Lobdell (from 1959; M.F.A., 1963). Met Clyfford Still (1960). Studied at Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan, Maine, where he befriended Bischoff. Awarded Fulbright scholarship to England; met Hassel Smith (1963). Traveled through Europe: examined works by Blake, Goya, and Fra Angelico (1963- 64). Taught at San Francisco State College (1965-68). Began teaching at College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California. (1970); founded, and curated exhibitions for, College of Notre Dame Art Gallery, Belmont, California  (1970-79). Taught at University of  California, Berkeley (1979- 80). National Endowment for the Arts fellowship (1982). Founded Wiegand Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California (1987). Co-founded Peter and Madeleine Martin Foundation for. the Creative Arcs, San Francisco, with Madeleine Marcin (1990).  Moved to Taos NM (1991-2013).  (2007) Co-curated Richard Diebenkorn in New Mexico, at the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos.
Selected One-Person Exhibitions:  Richmond Arc Center, Richmond, Calif. (1969); University  of  California,  Santa Cruz (1972); Smith Andersen Gallery,  Palo  Alto,  CA. (1972, 1975); Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. (1973); James Willis Gallery, San Francisco (1973, 1976); College of Notre Dame Arc Gallery, Belmont, CA. (1980, cat.; 1985); De Saissec Museum, Santa Clara, CA. (1985); San Jose Arc Museum, San Jose, CA.  (1985);  Gregory Ghent Gallery, San Francisco (1987); Iannecci-Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco (1988, cat.); Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, Calif. (1991, cat.); Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA.. (1991, cat.); Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA.. (1991, cat.); Rancho de Talpa Gallery, Talpa, NM. (1992);  completes studio near Ranchos de Taos, NM.  (1996); Solo exhibition Jehanne, Bosnia, Ezra and Ishi (paintings and sculpture, New Directions Gallery, Exhibits monumental  papier-mache sculpture, Jeanne d'Arc and Cervantes, Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, Colorado, The Early Work 1960-1966, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, and a Major traveling group exhibition: San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism, at the Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach California, accompanied by the publication of the same name by Susan Landauer.
 Included in a major traveling group exhibition (1997): San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism (based on the publication of  the same name, by published by the University of California Press)., at the Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach California, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 

Selected works currently in our inventory:

Select the following link to view the digital catalog of works from our San Fransisco to Taos exhibition including Charles Strong:

Images are not to scale.

oil on canvas- 1962
61" H x 48 1/2" W

"Harrison Street"
mixed media on panel - 1963
25 1/2" H x 30 1/2" W

"Study for Rocky Mountain Quartet"
mixed media on panel
- 1960
15 1/2" H x 19 1/4" W

"Wharf Road - Marin Verde"
oil on canvas- 1965
47 1/2" H x 31" W

"Bolinas (untitled 2)"
acrylic on paper- 1965
13 3/4" H x 19 1/2" W

"Bolinas (untitled 3)"
acrylic on paper- 1965
13 3/4" H x 19 1/2" W

"Bolinas (untitled 6)"
acrylic on paper- 1965
13 3/4" H x 19 1/2" W

"Rocky Mountain Quartet 1"
oil on canvas -1960
77" H x 73" W

"Rocky Mountain Quartet 2"
oil on canvas
75 1/2" H x 69 1/2" W

"Grey Series B"
oil on paper- 1960
30 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W

oil on paper- c. 1960
30 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W

"Rocky Mountain Study 8"
mixed media on paper- 1965
28" H x 22" W