Becker, Charles (American)- "Still Life with Apples and Bowl" Oil on canvas
Artist: Charles Becker (American, 20th century)
Work and size: Still Life with Apples and Bowl, Oil on canvas, signed lower right, overall (with frame): 17.5"h x 20.25"w
Artist Bio: Charles Becker is single father of four who resides in Northern California. He includes interesting details in his work and you have to look closely to find all of the hidden treasures. Becker drew as a teenager, but it wasn't until he saw a painting by Italian still-life master, Roberto Lupetti, that he was inspired to consider art as a career. As a result of the experience, Becker sought out the master and, under Lupetti's tutelage, created a solid foundation upon which to develop his own unique style. After going out on his own, Becker struggled for a few years --even taking other jobs to support a family--but he got a break when one of his paintings appeared on the cover of Southwest Art magazine. Since that time, Becker has achieved phenomenal success as both the demand for his work -- and it's value -- has soared. In the past ten years, Becker has received both critical and popular acclaim. His work has been featured in Time, Sunstorm, Art & Antiques, Connoisseur, USA Today, Art News, U.S. Art, Advertising Age and many other publications. His paintings also have been featured in dozens of exhibitions throughout the U.S., as well as France, Japan, Sweden, and Hong Kong.