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Lose Yourself in Joyful Paintings by Artist Charles Bell!

 Charles Bell was an American painter and photorealist born in 1935. Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bell eventually earned a degree in Business administration and served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy. While he always had a love of the arts, being greatly inspired by the masters of his era, he never received any formal training in painting or drawing. That didn’t hold him back in the slightest. In 1967, he set up his own studio where he threw himself into painting and photorealism, while also working as an accountant and a comptroller at the International Nickel Corporation. 

Though he exhibited much of his artwork during this time, he finally became a full-time artist only in 1980, creating numerous life-like and colorful pieces of treasured children's mementos. He passed away 15 years later, and now his stunningly realistic still lifes can be found in museums and galleries all across America and the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC and Japan's Hiroshima City Museum. His paintings bring to life photographic realness of fun and frivolous things that remind us of the joys of our childhood. Dive into the gorgeous hyperrealistic paintings of Charles Bell.

1. Tops, 1972 

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Tops, 1972

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2. Gumball II, 1973

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Gumball II, 1973

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3. Thank You, Gumball V, 1974

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Thank You, Gumball V, 1974

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4. Horn and Hardart, 1974

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Horn and Hardart, 1974

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5. The Ultimate Gumball, 1978

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, The Ultimate Gumball, 1978

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6. Marbles I, 1980

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Marbles I, 1980

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7. "Chicago" Pat. No. 1, 910, 193, 1980

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, "Chicago" Pat. No. 1, 910, 193, 1980

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8. Rol-A-Top, 1981

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Rol-A-Top, 1981

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9. 100 Points When Lit, 1981

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, 100 Points When Lit, 1981

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10. Troupe, 1983

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Troupe, 1983

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11. Ta-Daa, 1985

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Ta-Daa, 1985

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12. Midsummer’s Dream, 1986

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Midsummer’s Dream, 1986

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13. Before the Journey, 1986

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Before the Journey, 1986

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14. Paragon, 1988

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Paragon, 1988

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15. Miami Beach, 1989

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Miami Beach, 1989

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16. Dazzling Dozen, 1994

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Dazzling Dozen, 1994

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17. Finis Coronat Opus, 1995

Hyper realistic paintings by 20th century photorealist and American artist Charles Bell, Finis Coronat Opus, 1995

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