Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1873, artist Charles Ebert studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Art Students League of New York and at the Academie Julian in Paris under Benjamin Constant and Jean Paul Laurens. In 1900, Ebert moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, where he was a pupil of John Henry Twachtman. Upon his return to the States, Ebert became a full-time illustrator and widely known chief political cartoonist for Life Magazine. Well known for his paintings of Monhegan Island and Old Lyme, Connecticut, Ebert lived and was active in art colonies in both areas. Ebert exhibited his paintings at the National Academy of Design, Carnegie Institute, Corcoran Art Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, Salmagundi Club and in the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. Ebert’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Farnsworth Museum, Monhegan Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Lyman Allyn Museum, Florence Griswold Museum and Colby College Museum.