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Chuck Rosenthal enlisted for
military duty in September of 1958 and was
discharged from duty in 1960. In 1963, hoping to embark on a career in
commercial art, he attended the National Academy of Design in New York
His first year was spent studying under Morton
Roberts, a great illustrator and fine artist who passed away long
before his time. Initially the intention had been to learn to draw so
as to be able to do illustration, but after three months commercial art
was forgotten and fine art had become the goal. Subsequently Chuck
studied with Daniel Greene and, very briefly, with David Leffel and
Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York
In his first year at the National Academy he was
awarded a six-month scholarship to the Academy. Several years later he
was awarded the Dr. Weiler student prize at the Academy. In addition,
through the efforts of Daniel Greene, he was awarded, in 1966, a
scholarship membership in the prestigious Salmagundi Club, America's
oldest arts and letters club, and won an honorable mention in that
year's scholarship members' competition.
During the intervening years from 1966 on Chuck
painted off an on, learning, but unable to devote the kind of time
necessary to achieving a career in fine art . Progress toward the
possibility of achieving a career was further delayed by illnesses in
the family over a period of about fifteen years. In 1998, he left New
York City and moved to Clearwater , Florida . Since that time he has
been studying and painting and moving closer to the goal of becoming
full time as a professional fine artist. In 2000 he attained two
first-place awards and one third-place award at the Clearwater Fine
Artists and Crafters Show in Clearwater , Florida and in 2004 his
pastel painting of the old Clearwater Memorial Bridge was selected to
the Punta Gorda international juried competition. Additionally a
painting was purchased by a local Clearwater corporation and donated to
Clearwater City Hall .
Several of his paintings are on exhibit at the Park Place Gallery in
Kansas City , Missouri.
Chuck Rosenthal was selected
as the featured artist for Trekell Brush Company's January 2013 Artist of the Month.
a painting everything is represented and controlled by the presence or
absence of light. A painting should glow with light and objects should
flow in and out of the light, fading off into shadow or haze and then
emerging gloriously into light, without which of course, there is
nothing at all.
And if the artist can catch that exact
quality of light just right it will make a tremendous impact on the
viewer, for it is light by both its presence and absence that pulls
one's attention to the picture surface and beyond into the depths of
And it is light and its absence that supplies the drama and tension in
a work of art.
is important, but you can execute an entire painting in red, black,
yellow and white, ignoring pure color and if the expression of light is
perfectly represented then all else will fall into place.
my purpose is to represent common sights and scenes that have
everything to do with light and the way it plays across form and fades
into shadow, only to reemerge with another form, weaving in and out of
the the depths of the painting in a manner to excite the eye and mind
of the viewer
List of Collectors
Albert Kislin, Brooklyn,
Rose Adele Levy, N.Y., N.Y. (deceased)
Dr. and Mrs. Harry Lefkowitz, Trenton, N. J.
Herman Pippin, Raleigh, N.C.
Amanda Ambrose, Clearwater, FL.
Richard Grassi, L.A., CA.
Trish Garner, Clearwater, FL.
Laurie Jessup, Clearwater, FL.
Dr. Julie Gatza, Clearwater, FL.
Giovanni Ribisi, L.A., CA.
Jack Sheppard, Natick, MA. (deceased)
Chris Likens, K.C., MO.
Jody Price, Olathe, KS.
Clearwater City Hall, Clearwater, FL.