Charles William Bolsius was born in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands upon 23 June 1907. He studied art formally in Europe distressing to New Mexico in the upfront 1930s. He arranged in Tucson in 1934. In that year he was painting, printing, building, and hand carving fine furniture and doors.
Charles Bolsius's future artistic sensibly was influenced by German and Dutch expressionists including: Leo Gestel, Jan Toorop, Kees van Dongen, and Emil Nolde while embracing the scale and environmental tonality of the American West.
He exhibited his art in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and San Francisco. He intended and built numerous modified territorial/pueblo revival buildings in and just about old Fort Lowell on the edge of Tucson and was a fanatic of many Tucson art organizations.
His wood do something can be seen throughout the archaic Fort Lowell Historic District, Arizona State University Kerr House, in homes in Tucson's Catalina Foothills (including the front door of 2540 East Camino La Zorrela), the Church Doors of Sasabe, Arizona (which were lent out to the film Lilies of the Field) and the doors to the Our Lady of Sorrows chapel at San Xavier del Bac. The dining room table at Rancho De La Osa in Sasabe, Arizona
Bolsius died in March 1983 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.