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Charles Santopadre was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1928.
He studied at the Art Students League with the renowned
Frank Reilly.

A prolific artist who is adept at working in various mediums, Charles has created dozens of paintings, won awards for his watercolors, pastels and oils and filled more than 40 sketchbooks with his original drawings.

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"his shirt"
Charles continues to attend workshops at the Nassau County Art Museum, where he works from live models.

Recently, he was awarded The Suburban Art League's Best in Show award for a pastel portrait of his daughter Cathryn, an Award of Merit for his painting "A Sonnet to the Lady with the Broken Nose" and an Award of Excellence for "The Girl in the Cardboard Tiara."

He currently resides on Long Island.

"the lady in the green gown"
"lunch break"
"my father"
"Tiara"
"ang"
"water skier"

"Pattie"