Growing up in Yosemite Valley in the 50s, Charles Eckart was surrounded by majestic beauty in a place where long hikes and the change of seasons might well turn the creative mind inward. Eckart made a name for himself painting the abstract figure. He caught the eye of Allan Stone in New York, who brought them to Charles Campbell’s attention in San Francisco.
In the 1990s Eckart turned his attention toward the landscape creating richly layered color fields. These are intelligent paintings taking months to complete. The deliberate application of pigment results in a luscious surface and incredible depth inviting close study and discovery of the intensity within.
Charles Eckart attended the University of the Pacific, the Art Center of College and Design in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Art Institute. He exhibited regularly with Charles Campbell Gallery from 1980 to 1989 and then with the CampbellThiebaud Gallery from 1990 to 2000. His work has been reviewed frequently by writers from Alfred Frankenstein and Thomas Albright to Mark Van Proyen and Kenneth Baker. The Triton museum recently held a retrospective four decade long career. His work is held in numerous public and private collections.