Charles Bragg (b. 1931), born in St. Louis, Missouri, was a painter and prominent American social satire artist known for his portraits. He studied at the Art Students League in New York and later moved to Los Angeles, where he began painting for the wealthy and also gave lessons. In the early 1960s, he exhibited his satirical pieces that included subjects such as the military, the clergy, and professions. In the 1970s, he continued his satirical work in paintings, drawings, etchings, and lithographs. His work is in the collections of numerous international museums, including the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.