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Charles McCall

 (1907 - 1989)
Charles James McCall was active/lived in Scotland, United Kingdom.  Charles McCall is known for interior, figure.

Charles McCall

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The following was submitted by Peter Sweeny:

"Charles McCall paints almost entirely from visual sensation.  He uses broad masses, flowing lines and above all, rich and minor color tones, and uncomplicated but subtle patterns."  Montreal Star, 1958.

"In small dimensions he can extract from a daily scene such as a woman dressing or a Kensington back street, arrangements in color and tone that are almost freely abstract in the sense that the brush creates its own metaphors without mirroring reality."  G.S. Whittet, Studio International, 1965.

"He observes and records, and having a poetic eye and a most subtle color sense which links him with other representational Scottish painters of his generation, and with French Masters of an earlier age, what he communicates is a selective enrichment of the original."  Christopher Greir, The Scotsman, 1965.

"There is a modesty about these pictures which is most endearing.  Their moody sensitivity and luminous charm make them most livable paintings and pictures whose better acquaintance is worth seeking."  Albert Duveen, New York, 1966.

Born in Edinburgh in 1907, Charles McCall studied at the Edinburgh College of Art.  After spending two years in France and numerous other European countries on scholarship grants, he was in 1938 awarded the Fellowship of the Edinburgh College.  After the war years in the Royal Engineers, he married and continued his already well-begun art career.

He has since had one-man exhibitions in Leicester Galleries, London, James Graham & Sons, New York, Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, Montreal, and Eaton's Gallery, Winnipeg.  His works appear in collections throughout Europe, South Africa, Canada and the United States.

A staunch Scotsman, McCall creates all his graphic works with the power, intensity and colors of his native land.  Yet, above all, each of his original lithographs is an artistic statement which surpasses reality and flows with poetic imagery.

The Collector's Guild Ltd, New York, N.Y.

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About  Charles McCall

Born:  1907 - Edinburgh, Scotland
Died:   1989
Known for:  interior, figure