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About Charles F. Bofinger


"Every time I pause to look, I'm enriched by what I see."

Sunshine a la Carte Painting

Charles F. Bofinger found most of the inspiration for his paintings along the many miles of southern New Jersey's beaches and the back roads of his rural southeastern Pennsylvania home. He also created paintings depicting some of the most well-known historical sites in Philadelphia, including City Hall Tower, Logan Circle, View from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and Heart of the City. Those who appreciate his work love the simplicity of his compositions coupled with the exceptional detail of his renderings.

Charles was a graduate of Milton Hershey School. After US Navy service in the South Pacific, he returned for three years of study with Nina Scull, a world-renowned portrait artist. While continuing painting and printmaking, he found immense satisfaction as the creative head of Bofinger & Associates, a successful advertising and design agency located in Cheltenham, PA.

In 1990, he merged his agency with a large Philadelphia ad firm in order to devote his time to painting. Charles had two studios, one in Bucks County, PA, and another in Stone Harbor, NJ. The New Jersey location was very appropriately called Studio on the Dunes, due to its proximity to both the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent inlets and bays.

His lifelike paintings of various scenes along the coast and environs were in great demand. One of his back bay paintings, Time to Reflect, appeared in the New York Times. Many of Charles' canvases, giclée prints and lithographs can be found in private collections nationally and internationally. In addition to commissioned art, his works are on display at a variety of well-known galleries and online. Three of his paintings can be found at Milton Hershey School, displayed in Founder's Hall.

City Hall Tower Painting

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