Born in Brooklyn, New York, Charles Appel is known for romantic landscapes and
marine paintings in Tonalist and Impressionistic styles.He was a pupil
of Francis Luis Mora and William Merritt Chase at the New York School of Art and
of Frank Vincent DuMond at The Art Students League. The major influence on his
career, however, was George Inness. Most of his life was spent in East
Orange, New Jersey from where he was active in New York art circles and was
elected a member of the Salmagundi Club in 1906. He studied at the New
York School of Art, New York City, with Francis Luis Mora and William Merritt
Chase, and at The Art Students League, New York City, with Frank Vincent DuMond.
He became a member of the Salmagundi Club, New York City, 1906. His work
is in the collections of the L.A. County Museum of Art, California, and Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey.