A Taos, New Mexico, artist, Charles Reynolds was born in Kiowa, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) in 1902. He attended both Oklahoma and Tulsa University, and it was at the latter that he met and married Ruth Weaver. The artist began painting in 1925 and, except for a short period at the Chicago Art Institute and a brief study with John Elliot Jenkins, he was self-taught. The Reynolds family discovered Taos in 1932, and after fourteen years of vacationing they settled there permanently. “I wanted to live there and associate with the ‘Taos Greats,'” said Reynolds. To him, it was an inspiration to live and paint with the men who founded the Taos Colony and saw it successfully launched.