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Charles Bibbs is an internationally acclaimed artist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is most recognized for his exquisite artistic renderings that convey deep senses of spirituality, majesty, dignity, strength and grace. Although self-taught, Bibbs attended Los Angeles Harbor College, Long Beach City College, Cal State Dominquez Hills, and California State University of Long Beach, where he studied in cross-disciplinary media and studio arts.
Bibbs’ work displays a unique, strong and stylized quality done in a combination of abstract and realistic interpretations of contemporary subjects that are beautifully fused into multifaceted ethnicity, larger-than-life images. His technique can be distinguished from most artists by the way in which he combines the complicated and intricate ink cross-hatch technique with layers of acrylic paints to obtain rich undertones of line textures.
When not in working in his studio, Bibbs dedicates time to his other passion, developing a cohesive, energized African American community as a community and economic development advocate, art educator and mentor for other artists and young people. In keeping with that passion, Bibbs founded Art 2000, a non-profit visual art association that informs and inspires artists and art patrons alike.
Bibbs' also nurtured his passion for jazz music when he founded the Inland Empire Music and Arts Foundation. This non-profit organization brings an annual world class jazz and art festival to Southern California, while providing much needed funding for a number of art and music programs.
The art of Charles Bibbs has graced numerous CD covers for national recording artist, has been exhibited in numerous museums and fine art show, and is a part of major public, private, and corporate collections nationally and internationally.