Charles Charles - Biography - Louis K. Meisel Gallery
Thunder Smash Fragment, 1988
Charles Bell (b. 1935, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is best known for his large-scale still lifes of whimsical objects including marbles, pinball machines, and tin toys. He works primarily in oils to best replicate the iridescent surfaces of his subjects. His work is held in many notable public collections including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution. Bell completed 157 works before his death in 1995.

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Art Angel, oil on canvas, 1986
Troup, oil on canvas, 1983
Hot Pursuit (Giclee), oil on canvas, 1984
Judgement of Paris, oil on canvas, 1986
Gumball Fragment #1, oil on canvas, 1976
Gumball #7, oil on canvas, 1975
Triple Swirl Fade To Black, oil on canvas, 1994
Ice Marbles V, oil on canvas, 1981
Majorette, oil on canvas, 1993
Tropic Nights, oil on canvas, 1991
Midsummer's Dream, oil on canvas, 1986
Paragon, oil on canvas, 1988
Surfer Study, graphite / tracing paper, 1989
Solitaire Yellow, oil on canvas, 1981-82
Sixteen Candles, oil on canvas, 1992
Finis Opus Coronat, oil on canvas, 1995
Kandy Kane Rainbow, oil on canvas, 1994
Before the Journey, pastel and c.p/board, 1986
Ultimate Gumball, screenprint on masonite, 1979
Thunder Smash Fragment, aquatint, 1988
Thunder Smash, giclee,
Bingo!, colored pencil and gouche on museum board, 1989
1 Cent - 5 Cents, oil on canvas, 1988
5 Cent Special (Gum Ball No. 12), oil on canvas, 1976
Marbles XV, oil on canvas, 1985