(1904 - 2002)
Charles Winstanley Thwaites was active/lived in New Mexico, Wisconsin. Charles Thwaites is known for portrait and mural painting.
Biography Charles Thwaites
Out of the struggles of the Great Depression, Charles W. Thwaites
(1904-2002) rose to prominence as a muralist and leading portraitist in
Wisconsin. An active exhibitor in hundreds of local, regional, and
national art exhibitions, he won awards and critical acclaim from New
York to California.
Thwaites began his career straddling the cultural demands for a truly
American art while being lured to the formalism of European modernism
and the freedom of expression it espoused. When he moved to New Mexico
in the 1950s, he found camaraderie with the Taos Moderns, going on to
create sophisticated abstractions that synthesized his personal
response with universal emotions.
In this first examination of Thwaites' biogra
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