Charlton, George (1899-1979)

Painter of landscapes, humorous genre and illustrator. Born 18 February 1899 in London. Studied at the Slade School from 1914 and joined the staff there 1919. Taught at Willesden School of Art 1949–59 and has been an examiner in Art for the University of London school examinations since 1931. Exhibited at the N.E.A.C. from 1916, member 1926 and Hon. Treasurer 1958. First one-man exhibition at the Redfern Gallery 1924. His wife Daphne Charlton, who survived him until 1991, was for many years a close associate of the painter Stanley Spencer. Charleton's house in Hampstead, North London, was described as “an Aladdin's cave of pictures”. The artist Evan Charlton was George's brother.

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