20th Century British Art

Charles Mahoney (1903-1968)

In his memoir Since 50, Men & Memories 1922-1938 (New York,1940, p. 236) the first two names that appear on William Rothenstein list of top Royal College of Art students were Henry Moore and Charles Mahoney - the list continues with the names of luminaries such as Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman Edward Le Bas, and Evelyn Dunbar. The process of reassuring Mahoney's place in 20th century British Art has had several important milestones including the 1975 Ashmolean exhibition, the Liss Fine Art/Fine Art Society touring show (2000) and Mahoney's predominant feature in Tate Britain's The Art of the Garden, (2005) - but the process of reassessment still has a long way to go.


Painter, muralist, draughtsman and teacher. Born Cyril Mahoney in London - his fellow-student Barnett Freedman re-christened him Charlie at the Royal College of Art, which he attended 1922-6 after a period at Beckenham School of Art under Percy Jowett. Early on, Mahoney established a reputation as a conscientious teacher. He was at the Royal College 1928-53, from 1948-53 as a painting tutor, and was noted there for his concern for academic discipline. His portrait is included in Rodrigo Moynihan's celebrated Teaching Staff of the Painting School at the Royal College of Art, 1949-50. From 1954 to 1963 he taught at the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting and from 1961 to 1968 at the Royal Academy Schools. He painted murals at Morley College 1928-30 with his colleagues Eric Ravillious and Edward Bawden. Unfortunately these murals were destroyed during World War II. The work led to further murals: at Brockley School, Kent, with Evelyn Dunbar; and at Campion Hall Lady Chapel, Oxford. His oil paintings are frequently of a religious nature. He was a skilled botanist, and many of his drawings depict his garden at Wrotham, Kent. He exhibited at NEAC and the RA, being made an RA elect in 1968. He is represented in the Tate Gallery and other public collections. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, held a memorial exhibition in 1975. Exhibitions were held in 2000 at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury, and the Fine Art Society plc in association with Liss Fine Art.

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Artist Charles Mahoney: Holy Family in a Neo Classical Garden setting

Charles Mahoney
Holy Family in a Neo Classical...
£600
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of Old Roses, the original design for Gardeners Choice, p 157

Charles Mahoney
Study of Old Roses
£350
Artist Charles Mahoney: Gas Mask Drill, Ambleside, circa 1942

Charles Mahoney
Gas Mask Drill, Ambleside, circa 1942
£975
Artist Charles Mahoney: Gas Mask Drill, Ambleside, circa 1942

Charles Mahoney
Gas Mask Drill, Ambleside, circa 1942
£1200
Artist Charles Mahoney: The full size preparatory cartoon for The Birth of the Virgin, Campion Hall, circa 1941

Charles Mahoney
The full size preparatory cartoon ...
£1950
Artist Charles Mahoney: Street scene - design for a mural, circa 1925

Charles Mahoney
Street scene - design for a mural
£3030
Artist Charles Mahoney: Encampment

Charles Mahoney
Encampment
£3190
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for Adam and Eve, (Tate Gallery), circa 1936

Charles Mahoney
Study for Adam and Eve
£3300
Artist Charles Mahoney: Christmas tree in pot, 1956

Charles Mahoney
Christmas tree in pot, 1956
£8500
Artist Charles Mahoney: First design for the Thomas More Altar, Cheyne Row, London, mid 1930s

Charles Mahoney
First design for the Thomas More Altar
£3170
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for Gardeners Choice, c. 1935

Charles Mahoney
Study for Gardener's Choice, c. 1935
£690
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for The Four Winds of Hilly Fields, ceiling design for Brockley County School, c. 1932-36

Charles Mahoney
Study for The Four Winds of Hilly...
£2110
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of Angels for the Altar Wall of Campion Hall Chapel, mid 1940s

Charles Mahoney
Study of Angels for the Altar Wall...
£2970
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for The Clock and The Dial, mural at Brockley County School (now Prendergast - Hilly Fields School) 1935

Charles Mahoney
Study for The Clock and The Dial
£1900
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for Morley College Mural, The Pleasures of Life, circa 1928

Charles Mahoney
Study for Morley College Mural
£650
Artist Charles Mahoney: Veryan, circa 1962

Charles Mahoney
Veryan, circa 1962
£1750
Artist Charles Mahoney: Mahoneys Oak Cottage in the snow, circa 1940

Charles Mahoney
Mahoney's Oak Cottage in the snow
£3700
Artist Charles Mahoney: Ambleside, circa 1942

Charles Mahoney
Ambleside, circa 1942
£1400
Artist Charles Mahoney: Portloe, circa 1957

Charles Mahoney
Portloe, circa 1957
£1750
Artist Charles Mahoney: Landscape with Chesnut Tree, circa 1930

Charles Mahoney
Landscape with Chesnut Tree, circa 1930
£2570
Artist Charles Mahoney: Still life with artists pamphlet Christmas Coleus, 1940s

Charles Mahoney
Still life with artist's pamphlet...
£5000
Artist Charles Mahoney: Manor, probably Ambleside

Charles Mahoney
Manor, probably Ambleside
£1200
Artist Charles Mahoney: Borough Green Sandpit, circa 1950

Charles Mahoney
Borough Green Sandpit, circa 1950
£3300
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of a lower arm

Charles Mahoney
Study of a lower arm
£510
Artist Charles Mahoney: The kitchen dresser, probably Oak cottage, late 1930s

Charles Mahoney
The kitchen dresser
£570
Artist Charles Mahoney: Details study of a pear tree

Charles Mahoney
Details study of a pear tree
£700
Artist Charles Mahoney: Rural Cottage

Charles Mahoney
Rural Cottage
£1075
Artist Charles Mahoney: Figure outside house - circa 1935

Charles Mahoney
Figure outside house - circa 1935
£650
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for the Sleeve of Thomas More, 1932

Charles Mahoney
Study for the Sleeve of Thomas More
£1060
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of foliage

Charles Mahoney
Study of foliage
£4620
Artist Charles Mahoney: Roses

Charles Mahoney
Roses
£680
Artist Charles Mahoney: Sheet of studies of a Muse

Charles Mahoney
Sheet of studies of a Muse
£640
Artist Charles Mahoney: Roses, Liles and Tree Trunk

Charles Mahoney
Roses, Liles and Tree Trunk
£680
Artist Charles Mahoney: Mullum leaves with mildem silvering the greens

Charles Mahoney
Mullum leaves with mildem silvering...
£1190
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of various flowers

Charles Mahoney
Study of various flowers
£860
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of an apple tree with finch

Charles Mahoney
Study of an apple tree with finch
£700
Artist Charles Mahoney: Allegory

Charles Mahoney
Allegory
£860
Artist Charles Mahoney: Women and Flowers

Charles Mahoney
Women and Flowers
£1140
Artist Charles Mahoney: Muses: Study for group of figures to far right, c 1961

Charles Mahoney
Muses: Study for group of figures to...
£1850
Artist Charles Mahoney: Studies for watering can, mid 1930s

Charles Mahoney
Studies for watering can, mid 1930's
£2500
Artist Charles Mahoney: The Emblems of the Virgin, design for Campion Hall altarpiece, circa 1941

Charles Mahoney
The Emblems of the Virgin
£1190
Artist Charles Mahoney: The waiting room, circa 1930

Charles Mahoney
The waiting room, circa 1930
£680
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of plant bulbs, circa 1940

Charles Mahoney
Study of plant bulbs, circa 1940
£510
Artist Charles Mahoney: Gourd

Charles Mahoney
Gourd
£860
Artist Charles Mahoney: Still life with orange box and hand, lower right, circa 1940

Charles Mahoney
Still life with orange box and hand
£1380
Artist Charles Mahoney: Allegory-fleeing figures, late 1920s

Charles Mahoney
Allegory-fleeing figures, late 1920's
£650
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of the artists hat

Charles Mahoney
Study of the artist's hat
£700
Artist Charles Mahoney: Woodburner, circa 1940

Charles Mahoney
Woodburner, circa 1940
£1050
Artist Charles Mahoney: Allegory in an allotment, circa 1935

Charles Mahoney
Allegory in an allotment, circa 1935
£1060
Artist Charles Mahoney: Sunflower and ferns

Charles Mahoney
Sunflower and ferns
£630
Artist Charles Mahoney: Compositional study for The pleasures of Life at Morley College, 1928-30

Charles Mahoney
Compositional study for The...
£3960
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for the Garden full length

Charles Mahoney
Study for the Garden full length
£630
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for The Garden, waist-up

Charles Mahoney
Study for The Garden, waist-up
£530
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for woman on ladder, Autumn, circa 1951

Charles Mahoney
Study for woman on ladder
£860
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of a sunflower with cabbages and basket, circa 1950

Charles Mahoney
Study of a sunflower with cabbages...
£1450
Artist Charles Mahoney: Still life in an orange box with Sweet Williams and Iris

Charles Mahoney
Still life in an orange box with...
£3000
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of woman and dress

Charles Mahoney
Study of woman and dress
£860
Artist Charles Mahoney: Illustration to a Fable

Charles Mahoney
Illustration to a Fable
£1190
Artist Charles Mahoney: Standing nude, rear view

Charles Mahoney
Standing nude, rear view
£860
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of dress

Charles Mahoney
Study of dress
£860
Artist Charles Mahoney: The Artists bedroom at The Queens Hotel, Ambleside, circa 1941

Charles Mahoney
The Artist's bedroom at The Queens...
£1980
Artist Charles Mahoney: Platt Brickworks, near Burrough, 1940

Charles Mahoney
Platt Brickworks, near Burrough, 1940
£2070
Artist Charles Mahoney: The Artists Garden, circa 1940

Charles Mahoney
The Artist's Garden, circa 1940
£975
Artist Charles Mahoney: Girl standing, three quarter view

Charles Mahoney
Girl standing, three quarter view
£650
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of Crown Imperials

Charles Mahoney
Study of Crown Imperials
£860
Artist Charles Mahoney: Sheet of studies with Palm, circa 1930

Charles Mahoney
Sheet of studies with Palm, circa 1930
£510
Artist Charles Mahoney: Tulip leaves, (recto); apples branch and bamboo (verso) late 1940s

Charles Mahoney
Tulip leaves
£2180
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of ivy (recto); characters from the Brothers Grimm, late 1940s

Charles Mahoney
Study of ivy (recto); characters...
£1910
Artist Charles Mahoney: Lily heads and stems, 1950s

Charles Mahoney
Lily heads and stems, 1950s
£1320
Artist Charles Mahoney: Auriculas in pots, 1950s

Charles Mahoney
Auriculas in pots, 1950s
£1650
Artist Charles Mahoney: The beach at Pevensey, circa 1958

Charles Mahoney
The beach at Pevensey, circa 1958
£3200
Artist Charles Mahoney: Two boys playing on a street pavement

Charles Mahoney
Two boys playing on a street pavement
£990
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for The Birth of the Virgin, c. 1942

Charles Mahoney
Study for The Birth of the Virgin
£13200
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for The Visitation, c. 1942

Charles Mahoney
Study for The Visitation, c. 1942
£13200
Artist Charles Mahoney: Design for the altar wall, Annunciation in an Allotment, partially coloured, circa 1942

Charles Mahoney
Design for the altar wall
£5280
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for Joy and Sorrow, mural at Brockley County School, 1933

Charles Mahoney
Study for Joy and Sorrow 
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study for Fortune & the Boy at the Well, mural at Brockley County School, 1933

Charles Mahoney
Study for Fortune & the Boy at the Well 
Artist Charles Mahoney: Bonfire of the vanities, circa 1950

Charles Mahoney
Bonfire of the vanities, circa 1950
£1750
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of a grumpy cherub, for Campion Hall, early 1940s

Charles Mahoney
Study of a grumpy cherub
£1250
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of a cherub, for Campion Hall, early 1940s

Charles Mahoney
Study of a cherub
£1500
Artist Charles Mahoney: Design for the altar wall, Annunciation in an allotment

Charles Mahoney
Design for the altar wall
£7920
Artist Charles Mahoney: Design for the wall above the altar at Campion Hall, Two Angels Overlooking a Garden

Charles Mahoney
Design for the wall above the altar...
£11880
Artist Charles Mahoney: Fleeing figures, mid 1920s

Charles Mahoney
Fleeing figures, mid 1920's 
Artist Charles Mahoney: Seated Nude, circa 1928

Charles Mahoney
Seated Nude, circa 1928
£3960
Artist Charles Mahoney: Still Life with Landscape, late 1930s

Charles Mahoney
Still Life with Landscape, late 1930's
£7920
Artist Charles Mahoney: Polygonum amplexicaute, circa 1950

Charles Mahoney
Polygonum amplexicaute, circa 1950
£2750
Artist Charles Mahoney: Polygonum and Anenome de Caen

Charles Mahoney
Polygonum and Anenome de Caen
£1980
Artist Charles Mahoney: Adoration of the Shepherds, (Winter), c.1942

Charles Mahoney
Adoration of the ShepherdsReserved 
Artist Charles Mahoney: Study of a soldier for Our Lady of Mercy, 1942

Charles Mahoney
Study of a soldier for Our Lady of...For sale 
Artist Charles Mahoney: Eryngium Agavifolium, design for Gardeners’ Choice

Charles Mahoney
Eryngium AgavifoliumFor sale 
Artist Charles Mahoney: The Allotment, Wrotham, late 1930s

Charles Mahoney
The Allotment, Wrotham, late 1930'sFor sale 
Artist Charles Mahoney: Joy and Sorrow, circa 1933

Charles Mahoney
Joy and Sorrow, circa 1933For sale 
Artist Charles Mahoney: Cloud study

Charles Mahoney
Cloud studyFor sale 
Artist Charles Mahoney: View from rear window at Mahoneys family home, Anerley, c.1922

Charles Mahoney
View from rear window at Mahoney's...For sale 
Artist Charles Mahoney: Studies of a Sunflower Plant, late 1950s

Charles Mahoney
Studies of a Sunflower PlantFor sale 
Artist Charles Mahoney: The Willow Grove, Great Bardfield, spring 1933

Charles Mahoney
The Willow GroveFor sale 
Artist Charles Mahoney: Distant view of Cotswolds Farm cottage, late 1920’s

Charles Mahoney
Distant view of Cotswolds Farm cottageFor sale 
Artist Charles Mahoney: The Artists hand

Charles Mahoney
The Artist's handFor sale 
Artist Charles Mahoney: Two deckchairs and a watering can in a garden

Charles Mahoney
Two deckchairs and a watering can in...For sale 
Artist Charles Mahoney: The artist and his Muses, c 1950

Charles Mahoney
The artist and his Muses, c 1950For sale