Charles H. Cecil - Biography

Charles Cecil in his private studio Since 1978 Charles H. Cecil has lived in Florence where he devotes his time to portraiture, landscape and figure painting. He began teaching the atelier method in 1983 and has since trained an international body of students.

Cecil graduated with honours in Classics and Art History at Haverford College before graduate studies at Yale. He then received grants from the Greenshields Foundation to study painting with R. H. Ives Gammell in Boston and Richard F. Lack in Minneapolis.

A fellowship from the Stacey Foundation enabled Cecil to paint landscapes in Europe. He has twice received major awards at the National Academy of Design in New York: The Hallgarten Prize for oil painting and the Altman Prize for landscape.

His portrait work is represented in numerous international collections, including the American Philosophical Society and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Charles H. Cecil is listed in Who's Who in America.


Charles Cecil presenting weekly lecture Charles Cecil teaching
Charles Cecil presenting weekly lecture
Charles Cecil teaching