Charles CobelleFrench, 1902-1998
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.