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Charles "Chuck" William Winter is not to be confused with Charles Allen Winter (1869-1942) or Charles Albert Winter, Jr. (1896-1967).

Charles "Chuck" William Winter was born March 23, 1918 in the Bronx. His father, Theodore C. Winter, was born in 1887 in NYC of German Jewish ancestry. His mother, Antoinette Millang, was born in 1893 in NYC of Belgium ancestry. His parents married on April 19, 1917 in NYC and had one child, Charles Winter (b.1918). The family lived in the Bronx at 1886 Morris Avenue. The father was a salesman.

On July 1, 1920, when Chuck was two years old, his mother, Antoinette Millang Winter, died from a complicated pregnancy at the age of twenty-seven.

On May 5, 1924 the widowed-father married his second wife, Rosalind Sohmer. She was born in 1899 in NYC of Russian Jewish ancestry. The family left the Bronx and moved to an apartment in Brooklyn at 2982 Bedford Avenue. The parents had no additional children.

Chuck Winter attended public schools in Brooklyn, and in June of 1936 graduated from a local high school, after which he studied art at the Pheonix Art Institute in Manhattan at 350 Madison Avenue and East 45th Street.

In 1938 he began to work as a staff artist at a newspaper syndicate. He eventually worked for the Associated Press and King Features.

In 1939 Charles W. Winter married. His wife, Betty W. Winter, was born in 1920 in Palestine of Jewish ancestry, and was a high school graduate. The newlyweds moved to an apartment at 420 Avenue F in Brooklyn. They eventually had two daughters, Robin and Judy.

In 1942 Chuck Winter began to work as a staff artist at Fiction House, where his work appeared in Fight Comics. He also drew single-page funny cartoons that were published by Eastern Color, Hillman, Novelty Press, St. John, Farrell, and Star Publications.

During WWII Charles W. Winter was disqualified for military service because he was a diagnosed asthmatic. He worked as a designer at an aircraft company for the duration of the war.

In 1946 he drew the newspaper comic strip "Lady De Van" for the McNaught Syndicate.

In 1951 he and his family left NYC and moved to Tucson, Arizona, where the warm dry air was therapeutic for his asthma. The family lived at 5403 East 29th Street. He worked as an industrial designer for the Hughes Aircraft Company. He later worked for the Grand Central Aircraft Company. In his spare time, he also worked as a freelance commercial artist, and created modernist scenes of Old Western towns.

In 1954 he illustrated a newspaper serial for The Tucson Daily Citizen on the life of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, who founded the San Xavier Mission of Tucson in 1692.

In 1966 the artist opened the Chuck Winter Gallery at 2422 East Grant Road in Tucson, where he exhibited contemporary regional artists.

In 1973 he relocated the Chuck Winter Gallery to 3050 North Country Club in Tucson.

Chuck Winter died of a heart attack at the age of fifty-six in Tucson on November 9, 1974.

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