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Charles Mathes

Charles Mathes, writer, art dealer, art appraiser. Shubert fellow, 1973-1975. Member Appraisers Association American, Mystery Writers American, Authors Guild.


  • Son of Melvin R. Mathes and Elaine Canfield.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Webster University, 1973; Master of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1975.


    • Editor Freelance Magazine, St. Louis, 1968-1971. Associate editor St. Louisan Magazine, 1972-1973. Director Rodgers & Hammerstein Library.

      , New York City, 1975-1986. President Visibles, Incorporated, 1986-1993. Director Jane Kahan Gallery, since 1993.


    • The Girl Who Remembered Snow
    • When her beloved grandfather is killed in an apparent mugging, Emma Passant's career as a magician comes to an abrupt halt, and when a second victim is murdered by the same gunman, Emma begins an international journey to catch the culprit.
    • The Girl at the End of the Line (Girl Series)
    • Molly O'Hara's young sister Nell is beautiful, spirited, and sweet, and the fact that she hasn't spoken for the last seventeen years--since she was eight--certainly doesn't reflect on her intelligence.
    • The Girl in the Face of the Clock
    • Charles Mathes has impressed readers with his inventive series of "Girl" stand-alones in which a different female heroine must uncover a dark secret about her family's past.


    Member Appraisers Association American, Mystery Writers American, Authors Guild.


    • Married Arlene Graston, September 21, 1985.
    • mother: Elaine Canfield
    • spouse: Arlene Graston
    • father: Melvin R. Mathes
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    • 1973
      Webster University
    • 1975
      Carnegie-Mellon University
    • 1968 - 1971
      Editor Freelance Magazine
    • 1972 - 1973
      associate, editor St. Louisan Magazine
    • 1975 - 1986
      director, Rodgers & Hammerstein Library
    • 1986 - 1993
      president, Visibles
    • 1993
      director, Jane Kahan Gallery