Charles Cobelle, French (1902 - 1994)

Charles Cobelle

Born in Alsace - Lorraine France in 1902, Charles Cobelle (born Carl Edelman) lived and painted in Paris until the late 1920’s when he moved to the United States.

Cobelle took his Bachelor's and his Master's degrees from the University of Munich and later studied at the L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He also studied privately with Marc Chagall and apprenticed in the studio of Raul Dufy in Menton on the Riviera.

In the time before he moved to the United States, Cobelle had established himself as an artistic force in Europe and today is considered the last link to the great tradition of the Open Line School of Paris.

Cobelle had already become a U.S. citizen before the outbreak of World War II. In the United States his paintings were immediately sought after by galleries and private collectors alike. Throughout his long and prosperous career, Cobelle painted his favorite subjects; Paris street scenes, racetracks, regattas and casinos.

In addition to his mixed media paintings his work has graced the covers of many of this country's leading magazines and his murals have adorned the walls of many elegant residences, public buildings, fine hotels and restaurants.

Cobelle Paintings Purchased by
Hartford Antheneum  
Wm. Snaith Pres. Raymond Loewy Assoc.
Mr. Von Rumohr Collector
Hugh Leighton Collector St. Croix, V. I.
Mrs. Helen Hart American Brass Co.
Donald Deskey Designer
Tamanaco Hotel Caracas, Venezuela
Mark Hopkins Hotel San Francisco CA.
Henry End Collector Int. Designer
Daniel Whitlock Lazard Freres
Stuart M. Seymour American Distilling Co.
Parke Bernet Galleries Paintings sold in 1961 - 1963
Cobelle Exhibits Niveau Galleries - Palm Beach Galleries
Cobelle Exhibits Schoneman Galleries and Lord & Taylor
Magazine Covers & Brochures
Cue Magazine  
This Week Magazine  
Elizabeth Arden Brochure for Blue Grass
Round Hill Jamaica W.I.
Emerald Beach Hotel Nassau, Bahamas
Distinguished Resorts A Publication of Robert F. Warner Co.
Murals Created By Cobelle For
Nieman marcus Co. Dallas Texas
The Royal Box Americana Hotel, New York
The Desert Inn Las Vegas, Nevada
Raymond Loery Associates  
Richs Atlanta, GA
Kenyon Hall Michigan State University
American Tobacco Caracas, Venezuela
Henry Ford Museum Murals & Sculpture
Norman Bel Geddes Murals & Sculpture
Holland American Line Murals & Sculpture
Cruise Ships of Wilson Line Murals & Sculpture
Gimbel Bros. Philadelphia PA.
Teheran Restaurant New York
Administration Building City of New York
Bali-Hi-Room Robert Meyer Hotel, Jacksonville, FL
Estate Carlton Hotel St. Croix, V.I.
W. & J. Sloane for Country Club Spring Lake N.J.
200 Fifth Ave. Club New York
Chalfonte Haddon Hall Hotel Atlantic City, N.J.

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