About the artist
Charles Hewitt, also called Charlie Hewitt (1946, Lewiston, Maine USA) is an American artist, known for his energetic abstract paintings, prints, woodcuts and sculptures ‘Growing up in Lewiston/Auburn and Brunswick, Hewitt was surrounded by the tremendous energy and culture of the mill working communities. He speaks of standing near the Wiseman Bridge, on Canal Street in Lewiston as a boy, to watch the hundreds of millworkers pour in and out of the mills at the end of a shift. Hewitt also talks of the three Priorities that were common to all in these communities -- the church, family, and work. Through indirect references, these influences and experiences have infused Hewitt's artwork throughout his career and are the foundation for some of the imagery and symbols he creates’ (Mark H.C. Bessire). Nowadays he lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey. Hewitt has shown his work in a number of solo exhibitions since the mid-1970s including M-13 Gallery, New York; Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York; Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine; and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut. Group exhibitions include Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine; International Print Biennial, Ljubljana (Yugoslavia), and Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina. In 2006, Mark H.C. Bessire published The Graphic Work of Charlie Hewitt. He received several awards and grants, for example from the New York State Foundation, for Painting (1999) and for Drawing and Prints (1997). His works are among others in the collections of Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York.