About Charles Cobelle:
Carl Edelman, known as Charles Cobelle, was born in Alsace-Lorraine, France in 1902. Much of his work displays his involvement in the great tradition of the Open Line School of Paris. Cobelle attended the University of Munich for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as studying at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris following those degrees. His greatest influence and inspiration came from studying privately under Marc Chagall. Cobelle lived and painted in Paris until the late 1920’s, at which time he moved to the United States. He immediately became sought after by american galleries and private collectors. During the 1940’s to 1950’s, Cobelle lived in Westport, Connecticut, then moved to Ridgefield CT to live in a private lake community called Twixt Hills until his death in 1994. Cobelle’s favorite subjects were Paris street scenes, race tracks, regattas and casinos, which he painted with a mix of bright and exciting colors.