Charles Bock was born in Hamburg, Germany 1934. He specialised in landscapes and harbour scenes while working in Europe and came to Australia in 1957. He has adapted his European influence to the Australian light and atmosphere, featuring tranquil landscapes, seascapes, forceful city scenes and portraits in his work.
Charles has had many solo exhibitions in Australia, and his work is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia, Europe, the United States and Japan. He is a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and the Peninsula Arts Society.
He has won the 1988 Mornington Art Prize and his work has been acquired by the ANZ Bank, Westpac, ANL, Mercedes Benz, Oil Companies, the City of Frankston, Victoria, the City of Burnside, S.A., the City of Sparta, Greece and the University of Haifa, Israel.
In 1989 Charles won the First Prize for oil painting at the Mornington Rotary Art Show and a highly commended Delgany Award at the Sorrento Art Show. In 1990 he was again given the Delgany Award and was highly commended at the Zonta Club Art Show at Toorak College, Mt Eliza.