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A brief bio about the artist and information about the art collection.

Charles Alexander Oliver was born in 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has been creating since he could hold a crayon. He is self-taught basically except for some direction from his father who was also an artist.

Charles has been involved with fine art professionally since 1969 when he returned home from Vietnam and the Marine Corps. During the early 70's he worked as an art consultant to fine artists and exhibited his works in many shows in the Philadelphia, Washington, DC and New York areas.

In 1976 he started his commercial art career and continued to do fine art in his spare time. Mr. Oliver has been an art director, production manager and staff artist for several ad agencies, PR firms, newspapers and printers.

Mr. Oliver moved to a mountain top home in Mt. Jackson, Va. in 2007 where he currently resides.

In The Artist's Own Words...

"I have been creating for as long as I can remember. I am self-taught other than my father's tutoring (he was also an artist) and a couple years of high school art classes. I have been involved with fine art professionally since 1969 when I returned home from Vietnam and the Marine Corps. In 1976 I started my commercial art career. I got tired of being a starving fine artist. I have been an art director for several ad agencies, newspapers and print media firms. In 1992 I moved here to Virginia and went back to the fine arts area. In '97 I started my fine art creations full time and haven't looked back since. There never seems to be enough time in the day to pursue all I want to do in art. I live, breathe and dream creation. I also enjoy website design and programming, digital photography (I use my own photos as a basis in the majority of my work)."

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For more traditional fine art works by the artist please visit:  O L I V E R ARTWORKS- "The Shenandoah Collection"

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