Charles L. Sallee, painter and graphic artist was born in Oberlin, Ohio in 1911. He studied at Karamu House, the Institute of Art and earned a B.S. from Western Reserve University in 1939. After teaching in Cleveland Schools he worked on WPA projects as a printmaker and mural painter. During World War II he worked as a cartographer and camouflage designer. Sallee, who continued to live in Cleveland, has for many year a successful career as an interior designer for hotels and corporate offices as well as private homes. After his retirement, he devoted his time to painting portraits