"Chuck", Pyle was born in California and went to art school
in San Francisco. He drew pictures from an early age and still remembers
fondly the unique aroma of warm crayons and manila paper. Early
artistic influences were Thomas Nast, Charles Dana Gibson, Mort
Drucker, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, James R. Neill, and the great editorial
cartoonists like Oliphant, Herblock, and Daumier. Art school broadened
Chuck's palette of influences and interests to the great painter
illustrators like Rockwell, Cornwell, Pyle, Tepper, Parker as well
as the late nineteenth and early twentieth century painters of note.
He learned to draw under Barbara Bradley's tutelage, and to be an
illustrator under an apprenticeship with James Sanford. Since 1977,
he has painted for clients worldwide and for himself whenever possible.
He also teaches drawing at his alma mater to the next generation
of artists who want to draw and interpret from the world they see
in front of them.