Charles Gilbert Kapsner

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Charles Gilbert Kapsner

United States

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“Remember nature is your teacher, I am your guide”, was a prevailing theme in the studio of Nerina Simi, where Charles Gilbert Kapsner’s greatest learning as a painter occurred.

Kapsner is a contemporary painter who works to ensure that both art and artist are accessible, and that the images serve as educational tools. "This is my life," he said. "There's no difference between work and life for me.”

Interwoven through decades and in between his studio time are community-based art projects. The most recent was a commission completed in 2019 for the Committal Hall at the Mn. State Veterans Cemetery, a series of five 8’ X 10’ oil paintings that depict the faces and stories of the men and women of each of the five U.S military branches.

Designated in 2018 as an Associate Living MasterTM (ARCALM) by the Art Renewal Center, Kapsner is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, Coast Guard Art Program and the Salmagundi Club. He received a Career Achievement Award from the Florence Biennale, Master Artist from the Five Wings Arts Council, Public Service Commendation from the US Coast Guard and Superior Volunteer Service Award from the MN National Guard.

Kapsner calls central Minnesota home, where he lives with his wife, Catherine and the many forest creatures that surround him on a daily basis.

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