Charles Cundall 1890-1971

Artist biography

Charles CUNDALL b. 1890

Painter of topographical subjects and townscapes. Born 6 September 1890 at Stretford, Lancashire. Began designing pottery and stained glass for Pilkington's Pottery Company. Studied at the Manchester School of Art, obtaining a scholarship to the R.C.A. 1912. War service with the Royal Fusiliers 1914–17; returned to the R.C.A. 1918, at the Slade School 1919–20, and studied in Paris. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1918. Visited Italy 1921 and 1923; has journeyed to Sweden, Russia and Spain. First one-man exhibition at Colnaghi's 1927. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1924, R.P. 1933, A.R.W.S. 1935, A.R.A. 1937, R.A. 1944. Official War Artist with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force 1940–5.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I