CHARLENE LANZEL is an American artist born on January 29th, 1967 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She is the daughter of two artists and one of six children. Charlene began painting by age 5 and was published in an instruction book for elementary school art teachers by age 9. In 1985 she received the Senior Art Award and Art Scholarship from her high school in Onalaska, Wisconsin which she gave up to explore life on her own. After a short move to Minneapolis in 1985, the self-taught artist relocated to New York City in 1987 at the age of 20.

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