Charles Louis Hinton was born to English parents in 1869 in Ithaca, New York. His father was an established stone carver who moved the family back to England where young Charles received his elementary education. In 1886 the family returned to the United States and lived in Albany New York.
Charles decided to pursue an artistic career and attended the National Academy of Design in New York. His talent won him a coveted traveling scholarship to Paris where he studied at the École dex Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian.
Upon his return to the United States, he became a drawing instructor at the National Academy, a position he would hold for the next thirty-seven years. He was promoted to dean in 1940.
In 1906 he married Grace A. Boyce with whom he had three children: Charles Louis, Edgar Douglas, and Susanne Jane.
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