Charles Yoder was born to two American army sergeants in Germany in 1948. He was raised and educated in Europe and the United States where he finished his formal education with a BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Over the years he has supported his art making habit with various jobs including director of Castelli Graphics and curator to Robert Rauschenberg. Presently he paints full time and teaches printmaking part time at the School of Visual arts. Some years ago he found himself standing in the shadows of a pine forest in deep snow under a sparkling full moon. The simple beauty of what he saw was an epiphany. All that he had been looking for in painting was literally lying at his feet. Theories and isms no longer defined what he painted. The given provided all that was needed. The work became a meditation on that glimpse.