Charles Cobelle (1902-1994) was a prolific artist known for his bright and joyful street scenes. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the University of Munich, Germany and apprenticed for Raoul Dufy and Marc Chagall prior to emigrating to the United States in the 1920s. Cobelle enjoyed success as an artist in the States painting murals throughout the country at locations like the Henry Ford Museum, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Holland American Lines and even for the World's Fair in 1939. He also did commercial art for numerous clients throughout his career creating designs for pottery, greeting cards and magazine covers. The artist lived in Ridgefield, Conneticut until his death in 1994.