Charles Hinman (12/29/1932- ) was born in Syracuse, New York. Between 1954 and 1955 he played professional baseball with the Milwaukee Braves. Hinman served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958, and has traveled in Asia, and Europe. Hinman is known as a painter who favors geometric abstraction and uses mainly acrylic on fabric, wood, metals, and paper. Hinman's work has been displayed in a plethora of solo and group exhibitions over the last three decades including such venues as Japan's Tokyo Gallery, New York's Museum of Modern Art, Richard Feigen Gallery, and Whitney Museum of Art. He has taught classes at several institutions: Staten Island Academy, Woodmere Academy, Aspen Institute, Cornell University, Syracuse University, Pratt, School of Visual Arts, and Cooper Union. Hinman has been the recipient of several awards throughout his career, such as the 1rst prize in the 1965 "International Prize Exhibition" Torcuato di Tella, Argentina, and the National Endowment of the Arts Grant in 1980. Hinman's work can be found permanently displayed at numerous venues such as the Museum's of Modern Art in New York and Japan, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.