Charles Levier was born in Corsica, in 1920.
From an early age, he held a fascination with color and form which led him, at age seventeen, to the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs for private studies. During World War II, Levier served in the French Army in North Africa, later becoming Liaison Officer with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. After the war, Levier divided his time between living in the United States and in France.
Levier's works are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Paris and the Menton Museum, Paris. In the United States, his work can be found in the permanent collection of the Atlanta Museum, the Seattle Museum, the Evansville Museum, the New Orleans Museum and the San Diego Museum.
He died in 2003.