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Charles Marburg

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Baltimore, MD

Birth year

Lives in
New York City; Hadlyme CT

Works in
New York City; Hadlyme CT


Hunter College

Representing galleries


My paintings are the result of over twenty years of daily work in my studio; of continuous thought about image, shape, color, meaning; and of the very paint I use as an extension of myself, a conduit between my stumbling human efforts and the pale flicker of my unconscious.

I begin with a sketched image that may, or may not, relate to my extensive reading on the workings of the brain and consciousness. From this, I find a door that leads to the next question, and to the next. I love testing the boundaries of my knowledge, and seek to answer the question of what is a "good" painting. I am attempting to contribute to the conversation that goes on, consciously and unconsciously, between the work of contemporary artists, and that of past generations.

As it is my habit to read several books at once, I similarly work on several paintings in the time frame that each demands. An image, color combination, formal device may appear in one painting only to be moved to another; a mistake made here can be successful there. I put one away to wait for its time, while another moves to completion. What is completion? Balance. Gestalt. A hint of the sublime. A connection between me, the painting, and the viewer.



1977 B.A. Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
1977 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Charles Marburg has previously exhibited at Dumbo Under the Bridge Festival, NY, The Kunsthallan, Denmark, Nicholas Davies & Co, NY, the Sylvia White Gallery, NY, the Blue Mountain Gallery, NY, Susan Street Fine Art, CA, Valerie Miller Fine Art, CA, The Swiss Institute, NY, The Drawing Center, NY, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NY, Marymount Manhattan College, NY and the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD.

Recent Exhibits

Charles Marburg participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2013 Organic Connections-Three Artists,Curated by Charles Marburg
Jeffrey Leder Gallery
Feb, 2012 Charles Marburg
Jeffrey Leder Gallery
Mar, 2011 Charles Marburg – Select Paintings
Jeffrey Leder Gallery
Oct, 2010 Inaugural Exhibition - SELECTED ARTISTS EXHIBIT
Jeffrey Leder Gallery
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Jeffrey Leder Gallery
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Charles Marburg has curated with these artists:

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Charles Marburg has curated at these venues:

Jeffrey Leder Gallery
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