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Description: Charles Arnoldi
(American, b.1946)
Jackhammer, 2005
acrylic on canvas over panel
signed, titled, and dated verso.

Provenance: Property of the Estate of Craig W Johnson, purchased from the Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

Biography from Edward Cella Art+Architecture
Charles Arnoldi is widely recognized as a contemporary California artist known for his wood sculptures and brightly-colored, abstract paintings and prints. He was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1946. After moving to California, Arnold began attending Ventura Junior College as well as the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. He briefly attended the Art Center School in Los Angeles, where he was given a full scholarship.

Arnoldi quickly gained recognition in the 1970s and 1980s Los Angeles art world for his innovative tree branch paintings and wood sculptures. Later, as he moved away from wood sculpture, he became more interested in color, and created a number of abstract collages and prints.

Arnoldi has exhibited widely including exhibitions at the James Corcoran Gallery in Los Angeles, (1980-1985), and the Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois (1986), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1983), the Brooklyn Museum (1986) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (1992).

His pieces are held in the collections of the Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois; Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; National Gallery of Art, Sydney, Australia; The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California.

26"H x 28"W.

  • Dimensions: 26"H x 28"W.
  • Artist Name: Charles Arnoldi
  • Medium: acrylic on canvas over panel

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