M. Charles Rhinehart


M. Charles Rhinehart (American b. 1930)

M. Charles Rhinehart is a self taught painter, whose career spans 55 years of oil painting.  He was born October 10, 1930 in the area of St. Louis, Missouri.  Charles's family included father Milton, Mother Lena and brother Robert.  The family including his father, Milton, mother Lena, and brother, Robert, moved in 1938 to Ste. Genevieve, Missouri where he graduated from school and lived and worked until 1976.

Rhinehart is a self-taught artist, who learned the methods of painting that most appealed to him until he developed his own way of doing.  He studied the works of the masters in the St. Louis Museum, conversed with other artists in the area, and read about different techniques of painting.  

His works have been shown and are included in the St. Louis Art Museum, Springfield Regional Art Museum, and Little Rock Art Museum.

Private and business collections include the Pillsbury Collections, the Leggett and Platt Collection and the Ritz Carlton Collection. 

Rhinehart lives quietly with his wife, a painter also, and devoting his time to painting and further exploration of painting, he has traveled to locations and painted in every State west of the Mississippi including Alaska and The Yukon, and also many others states in the United States.

He has won many different awards, the most recent of which was presented to him while attending 2005 Missouri inaugural ceremonies.   He received two written  by the Missouri House of State Representatives and The Missouri State Senate in recognition of "Meritorious endeavors" "Commendations for his contributions to the art world." In the Senate the Resolution recognizes Rhinehart "as a resident who has brought glory and honor to himself and the State through the excellence of his achievements in his chosen fields of endeavor."