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Charles Edward Parhesius (American, 1899 - 1997) fused glass enamel on copper of children and a dog; measures approximately 4-1/4" high and 3-1/8" wide. Framed. Charles Edward Parthesius was born on April 25, 1921, in Maspeth, Queens, New York City to a Dutch-German father Swiss mother was born in Switzerland. He dabbled in art at an early age, & later pursued an art education by attending as an art major, in high school, where he graduated in 1939 with honors. Watercolor was his favorite medium, & he enjoyed much success in regional art shows. While participating in an outdoor art show on Long Island, he was approached by a man running a private art school, who thought so much of his work, he asked him to teach art at the school. Later he became interested in enamels, & worked in the style of French impressionists such as Manet, Pizzarro, Boudin, Monet, Renoir and others that have a lot of color in their work. He tried to bring out the nostalgic times of the turn of the century by depicting ladies in lovely dresses and the men have derbies or high hats. Sometimes he used a standard background which includes children playing ball, flying kites, or carrying balloons. During his lifetime his enamels became very popular and the artist's works were known to have been owned by such notable celebrities as Sammy Davis, Jr., Barbara Eden, Dean Martin, Paul Mellon, Ethel Merman, Liza Minelli, Princess Jacqueline Oblinsky, Prince Philip of England, Merriweather Post, Vincent Price, Mario Puzzo, Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Sr., Red Skelton, and John Wayne. Charles Edward Parthesius died in Lindenhurst, New York on April 19, 1997.
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