Charles Gassner returned to South African after spending three years in Australia in the 1950’s. He worked mainly as a painter of figures in interiors using oil as his preferred medium for exhibited work. There after he spent some years in London where his work was predominantly abstract. He was one of a group of talented artists working in the very distinctive South African school of representational abstraction, during what has become termed as the isolation years.
He passed away in 1977.