Charles Pebworth

(American, born 1926, died 2019)

Texas-based artist Charles Pebworth (1926-2019) is best known for his metal relief sculptures. He combines contrasting materials with elements of the personal and abstract to create imaginative, geometric compositions.

Pebworth grew up in Oklahoma, and his father was a member of the Choctaw tribe. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II (1939-1945) and re-enlisted at the start of the Korean War (1950-53) where he was deployed to Japan and Korea. Pebworth used the G.I. Bill to earn an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston in Texas and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Louisiana State University. He taught art at Sam Houston State University in Texas from 1957 to 1993. In 1987, Pebworth was designated Texas Artist of the Year.