Charles Pompilius paints commissioned portraits and other figurative works. In 2011 Pompilius painted the official portrait of Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm, which hangs in the state capitol rotunda. The David Klein Gallery in Birmingham, Michigan has represented his work for the past twenty years. Pompilius’ work has been shown in exhibitions in cities throughout the United States including New York, San Francisco, Milwaukee and Scottsdale. He has also taught at numerous colleges and universities. He has an MFA from the University of Iowa and has had residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony for the Arts and the Ragdale Foundation. Pompilius is the recipient of a Pollack-Krasner Award and a Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artist Grant. Charles lives in Ferndale, Michigan with his wife and family.