Charles Reiffel (1862-1942)
Charles Reiffel was born in Indianapolis in 1862. Largely a self-taught artist, Reiffel was a successful lithographer in Cincinnati, New York and England before his move to the artistís colony at Silvermine, Connecticut, in 1912. Reiffel was ultimately able to support himself through his paintings, and in 1921 gave up lithography to concentrate on his easel painting. Four years later, Reiffel moved to the warmer climate of San Diego, where his expressive, bold style and rich impasto were well received. Charles Reiffel remained active in San Diego until his death there in 1942.