(1904 - 1984)
Evan Charlton was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Evan Charlton is known for portrait, still life and landscape painting, wildlife woodcuts.
The following biographical information is from the website of the Bristol Savages*, a Bristol, England art association founded in 1904 and still active. Members refer to themselves as The Tribe.
Evan Charlton is another transient member who has left little information in the Tribe's
records. When he was living in Worcester Terrace, he was elected an
Artist Member in 1936, and there is no record of any activity from him in
the Studio. He did, however, leave one example of his work in an
illustration of his woodcuts in Grouse.
He was born in London in 1904
and was educated at the Merchant Taylor`s School and later at the
University College of London where he gained his B.S. degree. He
studied Art at the Slade School* where he gained the Slade Diploma.
living in Bristol he married the daughter of M. Hartland Thomas, the
well known Bristol architect. In 1938 he resigned from the Tribe and
moved to Hampstead and exhibited at the New English Art School. He later
took up a post at an Art School in Wales from which he retired. (Written by Cecil
* For references for these terms and others, see AskART Glossary http://www.askart.com/AskART/lists/Art_Definition.aspx
Trained at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, Evan Charlton
spent most of his working life in Wales, firstly as head of Cardiff
School of Art, and subsequently as Schools Inspector for Art in Wales
Although he painted throughout his career and became associated with
the British Surrealist movement, it was only after taking early
retirement in the 1960s that he painted full time. Even then, the
meticulous detail and extremely fine feathery brushwork of his mature
work meant that he completed only three or four paintings a year,
ensuring that the total number of his works is very small. Many of these
are already in public and private collections, including the National
Museum of Wales and the Tate Gallery, now Tate Britain, which acquired
one of his paintings in 1996.
National Museum of Wales
Welsh Arts Council
Imperial War Museum
University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology
Newport Museum and Art Gallery
National Library of Wales
Contemporary Art Society for Wales