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Charlton, Evan

(1904 – 1984)

Portrait of the artist's wife Felicity, mid 1930's

Oil on panel, 18 1/4 x 16 in. (46.4 x 40.6 cm.)

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
The Artist’s Studio

Evan Charlton was born in London and studied at London University in
1923-27; then at the Slade School of Fine Arts in 1930-33. He began
teaching in Bristol in 1935 and became head of Cardiff School of Art in
1938-45. He was an official war artist in the Second World War. He took
part in a
number of group exhibitions, mainly in Wales, including Royal National
Eisteddfod, WAC and National Library of Wales in Aberstwyth. He held a
series of one man shows, including The Welsh Gallery in Abergavenny in
1973.  A memorial show was held in 1985 by the National Museum of Wales in
Cardiff.  
His work is represented in Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea and
National Museum of Wales.

Felicity Charlton was born in 1913 – she met her future husband at
the West of England College of Art in Bristol where she was a student,
from 1932-7, and Evan was on the teaching staff.  She had a number of
shows with her husband including a major retrospective at Newport Museum
and Art Gallery in 1981.

 

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THE ARTIST

Charlton, Evan

1904 – 1984

Evan Charlton was born in London and studied at London University in
1923-27; then at the Slade School of Fine Arts in 1930-33. He began
teaching in Bristol in 1935 and became head of Cardiff School of Art in
1938-45. He was an official war artist in the Second World War. He took
part in a
number of group exhibitions, mainly in Wales, including Royal National
Eisteddfod, WAC and National Library of Wales in Aberstwyth. He held a
series of one man shows, including The Welsh Gallery in Abergavenny in
1973.A memorial show was held in 1985 by the National Museum of Wales
in Cardiff.  
His work is represented in Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea and
National Museum of Wales.

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