Pears, Charles

(1873 – 1958)

Thames Sailing Barges

£14,750.00

Oil on canvas
20 x 30 ¼ in. (51 x 77 cm)

1 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
Private Collection

Charles Pears was a renowned British Painter and the first elected President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. During World War I he was an Official War Artist for the Admiralty, a position he repeated during World War Il, and he established a reputation as a sound marine painter with a strong sense of design. In addition to his presidency at the RSMA, Pears was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and Royal Institute of Oil Painters. His works are held in the collections of the London Transport Museum, National Railway Museum, Imperial War Museum, and Tate.

A label on the frame indicates that this was a picture that Pears submitted for the Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition. This ranks amongst Pears’ early submissions with the Society, possibly even the debut show held at the Guildhall, London in 1946.

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THE ARTIST

Pears, Charles

1873 – 1958

Marine painter and lithographer, born at Pontefract, Yorkshire. Pears worked initially as a black-and-white artist for magazines from the late 189os, serving as a theatrical caricaturist for Pick-Me-Up. During World War I he was an Official War Artist for the Admiralty, a position he repeated during World War Il, and he gradually established a reputation as a sound marine painter with a strong sense of design. He was founder and first president of the RSMA and his work found its way into the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and the Imperial War Museum. However, as a versatile draughtsman he also did many posters and illustrated Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 1922, and the works of Charles Dickens. He wrote a number of books, such as From the Thames to the Seine, 1910, and South Coast Cruising from the Thames to Penzance, 1931. Exhibited widely, including RA, ROI and Fine Art Society. Lived at St Mawes, Cornwall.

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