Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Composition of Dwellings

  • Artist:

    Sanderson, Charles H.

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1925–1993

  • Date:

    about 1956

  • Medium:

    Oil on canvas

  • Dimensions:

    34 1/2 x 22 5/8 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase, Third Air Capital Annual 1956 Purchase Award

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Charles H. Sanderson (American, 1925-1993)

Composition of Dwellings, 20th century

Oil on canvas, 34 Ѕ x 22 4/8 in.

Wichita Art Museum, Museum Purchase


            Charles H. Sanderson was born March 6, 1925, in the small Flint Hills town of Hamilton, Kansas. Upon graduating from high school, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Back in Kansas, he earned a B.S. in Art Education at Emporia State University and an M.S. in Art Education at Fort Hays State University. He taught in Kansas at Altoona; Lyons (3 years); El Dorado (5 years); and Wichita (26 years). During those years he also taught classes for Butler County Junior College, Kansas State University, Friends University, Wichita State University, Wichita Art Association and the Wichita Art Museum.

            At the same time he was teaching Sanderson pursued a career as a professional painter. He did most of his work in the watercolor medium because he felt that its spontaneity suited his personal style. He was a founder and often president of the Kansas Watercolor Society.