Charles Reiffel was born in Indiana in 1868 and worked as a lithographer in the United States and in England. After receiving international acclaim for his modern approach to painting, Mr. Reiffel moved to San Diego in 1925 and resided here until his death in 1948.
Reiffel was one of the most accomplished landscape painters in San Diego. He created a vibrant array of San Diego scenes that included "Highland Dairy" (1937). Reiffel employs a style heavy on brush strokes that form waves and swirls within the pictured landscape.
There are a number of Reiffel’s paintings throughout the County Administration Center.
Location: County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, 3rd Floor, Board General Office Room 335
Details: 47" X 34", oil painting depicting a mountain scene. Asset #8229500