Charles Yoder was born in Germany in 1948 to two American army sergeants. He was educated in Europe and the United States, finishing his formal education with a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, New York). Over the years he has supported his art-making habit with various jobs, including Director of Castelli Graphics and curator to Robert Rauschenberg. He is currently President of the Artists’ Fellowship, Inc., a nonprofit charitable foundation aiding professional artists in serious financial need. Presently he paints full-time and teaches printmaking part-time at the School of Visual Arts (New York City).
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.
Yoder’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in museums and numerous private collections.