Collection: Charles Crodel   1894 - 1973 

Charles Crodel, was a German painter, lithographer and stained glass maker. Born in Marseille, he spent his childhood in France. After WWI, he studied archaeology in Jena, Germany and then in 1927, he taught printing and monumental painting became professor for painting and graphic art at the Halle School of Arts and Crafts.

In 1933, he lost his job due to the Nazi dictatorship. After the end of WWII, he worked as a professor at the Academy of Industrial Design Halle-Burg Giebichenstein and at the College of Applied Art in Dresden. Numbers of his paintings and prints found their way to the US with refugees fleeing the war and while many of his mural were destroyed, his stained glass can still be found in many of the churches in Frankfurt.