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Charles Pompilius

Charles Pompilius


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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 is currently a faculty member at Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, MI. He teaches painting, watercolor, pastel, and the portrait.

To learn more about commissioning a portrait or taking a class with Charles at Paint Creek, email him at or visit his website at


  • Oil Portraits
  • Pastel Portraits
  • Charcoal Portraits
  • Art Classes at Paint Creek


Governor Jennifer Granholm
U.S. Congressman Fred Upton, Chair, Commerce and Energy Committee
Allan Gilmour, President Emeritus, Wayne State University
Fr. Edward Prus
David DiChiera, Founder, Michigan Opera Theater
Kenneth B. Katz, Owner, Conservation and Museum Services
David K. Page, Children's Hospital, Troy
Amber with Flower
Brother and Sister

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