July 1, 2022

Featured Faculty: Charles Pompilius

Featured Faculty – Charles Pompilius


Charles Pompilius is a figurative painter living in Rochester, MI. His paintings have been shown in exhibitions throughout the United States, including ones shown in New York, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Naples, FL and Birmingham, MI. 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. 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.

When not painting portraits, Charles enjoys painting plein air with Paint Creek students.

Charles Pompilius, 2021
Pictured: Charles Pompilius, PCCA teaching faculty member.

Clare with Ear Flaps

by Charles Pompilius





by Charles Pompilius

Bayley with Rose

by Charles Pompilius

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