Charles Bell
American, 1935-1995
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Selected exhibitions
2015
Important Works on Paper,
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art
2014
Photorealism: The Everyday Illuminated,
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art
Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco,
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art

Photorealist painter Charles Bell drew inspiration for his large-scale still lifes from America’s love affair with toys and arcade games. Working primarily in oil, Bell depicted vintage dolls, Barbies, and action figures arranged in imaginary scenes and dynamic compositions, cast in studio lighting. In other series, …

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