Charles Pompilius is a figurative painter based out of Detroit, Michigan. His paintings have been shown in exhibitions throughout the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Central Michigan University as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa. Pompilius has taught painting at Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies, and Edinboro University. He is the recipient of a Pollack-Krasner Award as well as the Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artist Grant.
In 2011, he completed the official portrait of former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, which now hangs in the capitol rotunda in Lansing. In 2013, he painted Allan Gilmour, President Emeritus of Wayne State University. Shortly after in 2016, he completed the portrait of Congressman Fred Upton from Michigan’s sixth district. It currently hangs in the Rayburn Building in Washington, DC.
Charles accepts portrait commissions in oil, pastel, and charcoal.