Charles Bourke Wildbank, native New York artist delved into photorealism while at Pratt Institute, created a sensation on Fifth Avenue with a giant sparkling rendering of the famed Cartier diamond, and has painted portraits of David Hockney and the late Luciano Pavarotti.
He is well known for his versatility of a wide range of figurative themes including florals, still life, portraits and seascapes. His work is often ‘photo-realistic’ and captures his subjects with luminosity and vivid color. His remarkable paintings are part of many public and private collections.
Wildbank’s recent works appear to flirt with the abstract and the surreal christened as his HADO series. His latest achievements include two 18-foot-high murals commissioned by the Cunard Line for the new luxury ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2.
In addition to a full schedule of painting, Wildbank has conducted workshops throughout Europe. Wildbank is also listed with some of his works in Deaf Artists in America: Colonial to Contemporary book by Deborah Sonnenstrahl.