The art of Charles Wysocki is a celebration of the historical richness of the American past, taking its inspiration from the pastoral moods of the small towns of New England and rural Pennsylvania. As he said of his work: "I hope my paintings revive pleasant thoughts of order and security, much needed in the fast-paced world."
Born in 1928 in Detroit, Charles Wysocki began drawing and painting at a very young age. In 1953, he studied art in Los Angeles at the Art Center School of Design. After a brief return to Detroit to do commercial art, Wysocki returned to California permanently, to live and paint. He enjoyed living in the west, but traveled frequently to Bucks County, rural Maine and Cape Cod to revisit the scenes which continued to inspire him. Wysocki died in Los Angeles on July 29, 2002.