Charles Josef Biederman (1906–2004) – Born in Cleveland, Ohio to Czech parents. He apprenticed in a commercial art studio in Cleveland, Ohio from 1922-26 and studied at The Art Institute of Chicago from 1926 – 29. He moved to New York in 1934 where he met Alfred Barr, Fernand Leger and Pierre Matisse who gave him his first solo exhibition at The Pierre Matisse Gallery on March 2, 1936. This exhibition coincided with the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Cubisim and Abstract Art. Later that same month he was included in a group exhibition with Charles Green Shaw. From 1936–1937, Charles Biederman lived in Paris and so he was not included in formation of American Abstract Artists, but in Paris he met Mondrian, Brancusi, Arp, Miro and again Leger. In 1941, Biederman returned to Chicago and subsequently moved to Red Wing, Minnesota in 1942 where he lived until his death in 2004.
His works are included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Dallas Art Museum, High Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Tate Gallery, Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.