I just learned yesterday that artist Charlie Schridde passed away. I worked with Charlie in Detroit for several years, we were associated with a freelance artist group. Charlie was one of the the top illustrators in Detroit at the time. When the illustration business started to falter, Charlie started a new career as a top flight photographer working for many years in the Detroit area. Eventually he moved to California and began painting western rodeo scenes. We have kept in touch over the years, but sad to say, I hadn't spoken to him for several months.
One of Charlie's national magazine ads.
Charlie painted this cover for the 1962 Chevrolet catalog saver.
One of charlie's promotion pieces for his western paintings. That's Charlie in the above left painting.
Charlie was a great friend to have known and worked with.